Thu Nov 14 2013 19:37:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
A connecting rod from a Honda RC166, a bike produced for the Isle of Mann TT.
A 250cc isn't the type of engine capacity that gets many riders excited but when you start listing some of the RC166's specs such as its 6 cyl engine, 6 carbs, 64hp and 7 speed gearbox that is capable of 18,000 RPM, things get a little more interesting."
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Thu Oct 17 2013 18:02:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
The Story of Gasoline. Pull up a chair, I mean the comfy one with all the pillows. 43 silent minutes about Gasoline according to 1928. I didn't watch all of it, but I enjoyed browsing through the film; it must have took quite some time to put all of this together.
Reel 1, crude oil is pumped to a refinery where gasoline is extracted by distillation.
Reel 2, further distilling removes impurities from crude gasoline.
Reel 3 consists mostly of laboratory tests of gasoline. Shows transportation in barrels, ships, tank cars, and trucks.
Fri Oct 11 2013 21:55:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
See what a 1945 car insurance policy might look like: "It is hereby understood and agreed that as from 9.a.m. on the First day of September, 1945, to Midnight on the Thirtieth of September, 1945, this Policy is operative........so far as the risks of Fire and Theft are concerned"
Fri Oct 04 2013 18:18:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
A concise look at how a rear differential works from 1937. This 9 min. film clip "Around the Corner" produced by Chevrolet Motors Division & General Motors Sales Corporation. Caution.....it has a long winded intro typical of this era.
Fri May 03 2013 18:08:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
"A glance inside of the Packard plant in Warren, Ohio showing several male workers and the partially completed chassis of the Packard Model F, 88-inch wheelbase. Inscribed on photo back: probably photographed in "new brick building" completed in Jan. 1903, Warren, Ohio facility of Packard Motor Car Co."
Image & text source Detroit Public Library
Thu Mar 07 2013 16:30:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
"HOW A BICYCLE IS MADE (1945).
A film released on 1945 talking about the design and manufacture of bicycles. The film is set in the Raleigh bicycle factory in Nottingham, UK."http://www.theoldbicycleshowroom.co.uk/how-a-bicycle-is-made-1945-446-c.asp