Wednesday, March 31, 2021

car accessory from the past

Our guess is that nowadays this would not be considered a good way of keeping baby safe.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Cunard Line's RMS 'Franconia' (1910) in the dry dock

This 18,150 grt liner was launched in July 1910, but only lasted 6 years before being sunk by a U-Boat in October 1916 in the Mediterranean during WW1. This is probably a construction photo.  More info

Wagons-Lits sleeping car 2nd class poster, France

For the Chemins de Fer du Midi, 1920s(?)

1979 Pontiac Firebird

German steam train art, late 1940

Produced for the cover of the 1941 Deutsche Reichsbahn calendar.  Obviously a large tank loco is pushing in the foreground, but too indistinct to tell what is meant to be depicted.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Soviet poster featuring an 0-10-0 steam locomotive, 1931

The text is about working locomotives one hour longer a day, to save on building more.

Handley Page H.P. 42 at Cala, Palestine, December 1936

"The Handley Page H.P.42 and H.P.45 were four-engine biplane airliners designed and manufactured by British aviation company Handley Page, based in Radlett, Hertfordshire. It held the distinction of being the largest airliner in regular use in the world upon the type's introduction in 1931...

"G-AAUE, production number 42/2, was named after the Roman emperor Hadrian. Hadrian's first flight was on 24 June 1931. On the outbreak of the Second World War, Hadrian was impressed into No. 261 Squadron RAF as AS982, at RAF Odiham. On 6 December 1940, Hadrian was torn loose from its moorings at Doncaster Airport in a gale, cartwheeled, and ended up inverted on a railway track next to the airport. The aircraft was too badly damaged to be worth repairing. The aircraft made a brief appearance in the 1936 movie Song of Freedom starring Paul Robeson." (Wikipedia)

Friday, March 26, 2021

1949 Ford V8 Pilot (Australia)

'English styling' was seen as a plus although why isn't clear, as the American Fords were by then an advance of the pre-war style this is based on.

news from Lloyd's List on the Suez Canal blockage

(thanks to Mike Pryce) 

Thursday 25 March 2021 Lloyd’s List