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  • ttekushan ttekushan @ 12:35 AM
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    The good old days and a Boiler Explosion

    From November 21, 1929.

    Here's the link to the photo at a favorite website of mine, shorpy.com, Click on the picture for a very high res photo.

    http://www.shorpy.com/node/15005

    And an article in the Dunkirk (!) Evening Observer about it. Expand the image and the article is near the bottom of the fourth column.

    http://newspaperarchive.com/dunkirk-evening-observer/1929-11-21

    Which provides a reminder of the benefit of modern controls and also what evening newspapers were for.
    terry
  • Hap_Hazzard Hap_Hazzard @ 3:35 AM
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    Not to mention

    safety doors on elevators.
    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S

    3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
  • Robert O'Brien Robert O'Brien @ 9:08 AM
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    Interesting stuff!

    I'm always amazed by the quality of the writing in older newspapers and journals,vastly superior to what you see today and a sad commentary on the literacy of the nation!
  • Steamhead Steamhead @ 9:25 AM
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    The device in the middle of the street

    with the sight glass on it, looks like some sort of compressor- possibly for the soda fountain? 
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  • SWEI SWEI @ 1:02 PM
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    I was wondering about that

    we pulled something vaguely similar out of a hotel basement.  I was hoping one of you guys could tell me what it was used for.

    I believe it was related to one of the Kewanee fire-tube monsters we removed.  Let me see if I can find it and get a photo...
  • cn30 cn30 @ 6:34 PM
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    carbonator

    Yes, I'm pretty sure it's a carbonator for the soda fountain. I found one in the basement of a property I own. It was invented by the Liquid Carbonic Company in 1909. I was hoping it might be worth something.
  • ttekushan ttekushan @ 3:18 PM
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    good call

    I had no idea either. What a great ad.
    terry
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