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    Joe Michaels, I was hoping you would comment. ...

    Joe Michaels,

    I was hoping you would comment. Thanks.

    I still think you should write a book. A gathering of your posts on PM would do it. With self publishing and print on demand, it is...
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    Locomotive Boiler Explosion

    The Sunbury Boiler Explosion - Twisted History | Limelight Tours

    According to the below a repair plate was eroded by bad water and split at 130 pound pressure.

    18 Apr 1884 - THE SUNBURY BOI[?]...
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    If you want to be authentic: L S Starrett...

    If you want to be authentic: L S Starrett Tachometer Model 104 High Speed RPM Indicator Gauge - Google Search

    Modern contact & non contact tachs: electronic hand held tachometer - Google Search
    ...
  4. Totally useless comment. I was out with a...

    Totally useless comment.

    I was out with a client, we had to back out into a road, he driving. "Want me to get out and watch for you?" "Na, I just back up until I smell shit or hear glass break."...
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    Nothing like being the owner, breaking your ass...

    Nothing like being the owner, breaking your ass to get something out, knowing you are losing $$ because you missed something on the quote.

    Paul
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    I'm a retired commercial / industrial...

    I'm a retired commercial / industrial photographer. My first client when I opened a business here in 1967 was a paper company. My terms were Net 10 days, for 25 years they spent about $10,000 a...
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    In the middle 1960s I worked for Northrop...

    In the middle 1960s I worked for Northrop Ventura, maker of target drones for the military and the parachute systems for Gemini and Apollo capsules. If we ordered something that cost less than $50...
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    Maybe an attempt at Phishing? Phishing -...

    Maybe an attempt at Phishing? Phishing - Wikipedia

    Paul
  9. Digging around I found the photo is from this: ...

    Digging around I found the photo is from this: The Real 'Dad's Army' | Imperial War Museums

    More digging found this: Edinburgh at Work - Rank Hovis, Caledonia Mill, Western Harbour, Leith Docks...
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    PeteM, Some Nikon Digital SLRs will use some or...

    PeteM, Some Nikon Digital SLRs will use some or all Nikon SLR lenses. Some Nikon Film cameras and lenses are collectable. These folks have been reliable to buy and sell from: Used Cameras, Lenses...
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    I second that. I'm a sucker for late 1800s...

    I second that. I'm a sucker for late 1800s beautiful machinery.

    YouTube Restoring Lowell Observatory's Clark Refractor

    Paul
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    G2star, Do some research about painting...

    G2star,



    Do some research about painting over galvanized metal. If not properly prepped paint will not stick.

    Scrub with mild acid, "Galvagrip", primer made for galvanized metal, etc.
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    I had a 40 year career as a commercial /...

    I had a 40 year career as a commercial / industrial photographer. 2 years big company, Northrop, 2 years small studio, the rest self employed. My experience with companies that start questioning...
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    I echo the tripod suggestion above. Look for one...

    I echo the tripod suggestion above. Look for one for video cameras with a semi fluid head for making smooth movements. Rule of thumb in making videos or movies is the subject moves, not the camera....
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    Tony, My local Goodwill accepts all sorts of...

    Tony,

    My local Goodwill accepts all sorts of computer stuff. They were fixing and selling later stuff and scrapping out the rest. Your Goodwill may be a source. Over the last year I have...
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    For this purpose you could find cheap generic...

    For this purpose you could find cheap generic house brands without the advanced "features".

    Paul
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    http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/2102/6811.pdf ...

    http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/2102/6811.pdf

    Paul
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    On recommendation from a pawn shop owner friend I...

    On recommendation from a pawn shop owner friend I used Hoover & Strong to sell about 10 pounds of silver sludge collected from my photo darkroom hypo. Shipped the sludge, assay & check came. Zip,...
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    Yellowstone is wonderful. Take some warm...

    Yellowstone is wonderful. Take some warm clothes. We were camping in Y. Sept.2 1973 and had 8 inches of snow & temp in the 20s overnight.

    You might enjoy this at Cody, just east of Yellowstone:...
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    If drawer 3 is the same size as the top two see...

    If drawer 3 is the same size as the top two see if it will go all the way in to position 1 & 2. If so, see if the top two will go into #3 space. If 3 goes into top two spaces properly, trouble is...
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    M. B., That looks like the Mercedes of camping...

    M. B., That looks like the Mercedes of camping stoves. Fired up outside on the drive way should prove it out.

    I wonder if Montgomery Ward was ever called anything but Monkey Ward?

    Paul
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    Starting A Steam Ship From Cold

    Oil fired twin triple expansion engines, step by step start up and check out.

    YouTube

    The Steamship Shieldhall is the largest working steamship in Britain. A member of the National Historic...
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    This thread is like reading a detective story. Also educational.

    Paul
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    Re: #5 Welcome back, Thermite. Paul

    Re: #5 Welcome back, Thermite.

    Paul
  25. I have removed rusted on face plates and chucks...

    I have removed rusted on face plates and chucks from wood lathes with 1 1/4 inch threads by:

    Warm chuck with heat gun or hair dryer, soak front and back sides of thread with PB Blaster or your...
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