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Genesis: The Custom Motorcycle

Ahh….I’m not sure what to make of this two wheeler. The actual photo can be found in the book titled Victorian and Edwardian Cycling and Motoring From Old Photographs and is dated as circa 1909. The engine is certainly a De Dion Bouton with a jet carburetor as is the rear brake that is normally…

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Australian Pioneer

Donald James Harkness was a pioneer in the Australian automotive and aeronautical industries, a racing driver and also record breaker. He was born in Leichhardt, NSW in December 1898. On leaving school he became an apprentice in general engineering. At the age of 20 he secured employment at J. C. Hillier’s garage at Drummoyne and…

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Home Sweet Model T.

All the comforts of home including lace curtains, this incredible motorhome was built around a Ford Model TT truck chassis. It is a very ornate version of one of the earliest RV’s and it looks like it even has stained glass in the top panels.

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Really Old Motors….

These three photos show some incredible stationary engines that were built by the Kahlenberg Bros. of Two Rivers, Wisconsin. They have been in business since 1895 and built some of the earliest diesel engines in the county. Their specialty was boat and stationary engines of quite some size. They are still owned by the same family but…

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A Monster Winther Snowblower

We are in the middle of an old fashioned New England blizzard this morning with snow coming down at the rate of two inches an hour. This lead me to thinking about photos with snow, but then I remembered these incredible photos of Winther rotary snow plows as they called them at the time. This…

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Winter Fun

We have been having a nice snow fall over the last 24 hours here in New England so it’s time to get out some winter photos. This enterprising gentleman turned his cycle into a snow machine so he could enjoy it year round. In the first photo there is a little paddle wheel to the…

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