Saturday, July 30, 2022
a horsedrawn Victorian traveling photography studio that was pulled around the English seaside starting in 1860 is coming to auction
The horse-drawn studio has fittings for backdrops and a small darkroom where the Victorian photographer could change and process plates.
The design is centered around allowing as much light in as possible, with large ceiling-to-floor windows and a glazed roof to help with exposures. It is believed to be the only existing example of such a studio.
a new Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) law came into effect last week the helps restorers of pre 1981 cars
Removing the VIN during a restoration project and putting it back once the work is done is no longer illegal
may be, probably is, the coolest thing I've seen this month from a "maker" and family point of view, a 1/2 scale McCormick Deering tractor a dad made for his daughter, at the Symco Union Thresheree
thanks to my sister for noticing this and sharing it with us!
McCormick-Deering 15-30, 1924-26 with the Pomona Vortox model 118 oil-bath air-cleaner
To see a few others, look up Pat Prom, from Eden Prairie, Minn. Prom previously built three different half-scale Deere models - including an 830 Deere - that were featured in Farm Show magazine (Vol. 22, No. 3). https://www.farmshow.com/a_article.php?aid=12351
and Bud Hengstler, Richard Etzkorn, and Bob Zink, of Wapakoneta, Ohio, using their full-size tractors as models.
this seems to be in such incredible good condition that it must have been stored a lot, and played with by kids very little
Friday, July 29, 2022
I know this VW is a daily commuter, because he drives so damn slow, and I'm often stuck in traffic behind him on my way to work
yes, he's so slow that even though his foot is off the brakes, he's not yet moving, and I was waiting for him to move.
the F 250 in Clint Eastwood’s recent film, The Mule, was sold recently. Clint autographed the glovebox door...
According to the seller, the “one-of-a-kind" 1972 Ford F-250 “runs great,” and, since it was part of a Hollywood production where it had to look in poor condition, it’s painted with “movie patina,” the rust was just for show.
It includes several hints at Clint Eastwood’s career via the window and bumper stickers, which were also seen in the movie. Plus, it even comes with the actor/director’s autograph on the glove box.