Friday, March 29, 2013

Military Engineers

M. Barberis. A poster for National Engineers Corps Association reunion

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Merchant Marine Pavilion

Image via alanp_photo @ Flickr

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International Exposition of Art and Technology in Modern Life
Paris, 1937

Dersign: Jacques Bonnier in collaboration with Marc Saltet and André Dubard de Gaillarbois

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cadbury Annual, 1928

Another in the series of Cadbury's "Annuals" issued in the 1920s, many of which have striking artwork and this is no exception. Cadbury's often employed well-known graphic designers and artists for their publications - however, I can't find any clues as to this artist, "Maurice C Williams".

Image & text: mikeyashworth @ Flickr

Monday, March 25, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Expo at Night

Exposition internationale des art et techniques à Paris
Photographer: François Kollar

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Potsdamer Platz, Berlin

By Otto Umbehr (Umbo)
Collection of the Sack Photographic Trust
© Phyllis Umbehr / Gallery Kicken Berlin

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Douglas Motorcycles and Sidecars

View of the Motor Shop at Kingswood, Bristol. 1920

Transport for a courting couple

Images via brizzle born and bred @ Flickr

Monday, March 18, 2013

Small & Amphibious

The 3-ton T-37A was the first mass-produced fully amphibious tank. Lightly armored, armed by a 0.3-in machine gun and powered by a 40-hp petrol engine, it was equipped with cork-filled floats. In 1933-1936, 2552 T-37A’s were produced.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Belgian Deco

René Lyr. A cover for the International Exhibition brochure

(Building in the background - Palais des Expositions, architect: Joseph Van Neck)

Source: Wolfsonian

Friday, March 15, 2013

Flying Diesel

The Fiat A12 petrol (gasoline) engines was converted to a diesel running engine, the AN.1. It had six cylinders of 5.51 x 7.09 in (140 X 180 mm), with a displacement of 1,015 cu in (16,627 cc), producing 180 hp at 1,600 rpm.

A converted Ansaldo A.300 (also designated Fiat AN.1) fitted with this engine made the first recorded flight of a diesel-engined plane in Italy when it flew from Turin to Rome in June 1930.


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Diesel Powered B & A

In July 1938 the SNCF put into service a 225 ton twin unit diesel locomotive powered by a pair of Sulzer 12 cylinder twin bank engines.
At the time of construction they were the most powerful engines ever installed in railway traction. The 12 cylinder twin bank engines were each rated at 2,200hp at 700 rpm on the one hour rating. Cylinder size was 310mm by 390mm (12.2in by 15.4in).
Electrical equipment was supplied by les Forges et Ateliers de Constructions electriques de Jeumont, each half unit having a main generator, three traction motors, an axle driven exciter, an auxiliary generator and other subsidiary equipment. The total of six tractions motors are of the four pole series, with forced ventilation, permanently coupled in parallel.
The Sulzer powered 262BD1 was one of a pair of twin units ordered by the PLM, the second twin unit, 262AD1 is shown below, this machine was powered by four MAN 1,050hp engines.
Fittings on the locomotives were standardised where possible to keep spares to a minimum, likewise the bodyshells reveal much similarity.
Both twin units were retired from service during 1955.


Special thanks to transpressnz

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Metal Dance

Oskar Schlemmer for an experimental performance

Stop the Killer

British immunisation campaign poster by Reginald Mount

Scanned and retouched by Paul Malon @ Flickr

Monday, March 11, 2013

Industrial Propaganda

A cover of Komsomol* and Electrification magazine

* Komsomol = Young Communist League

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Automatic Pilot

Automatic pilot, beneath the metal chair of the pilot.
The Netherlands, 1930, location unknown.
Collectie Spaarnestad

Via Nationaal Archief @ Flickr

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Some Guns

Division 9 Italian battleships at Taranto Gulf, firing in the summer of 1940.
Italian battleship Vittorio Veneto ready to fire her 15 inch guns at British ships at battle of Cape Matapan 28th March 1941.

via tormentor4555, on Flickr

Friday, March 1, 2013

Hi-Tech Pipe

Hilson Fantasia 203 Pipe, 1940s

Made of Polyester resin and Vulcanite (mouthpiece), this pipe comes from Belgium and was probably made in the 1940s or 50s by Hilson.

Photo by galessa's plastics @ Flickr