Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Bus Link

Pierre Fix-Masseau for the Northern Railway (France)

Scanned & retouched by Paul Malon @ Flickr

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Three in One

The pilot:
Squadron Leader F.R.D. Swain is helped into his high altitude pressure helmet infront of his charge, the Bristol Type 138A, K4879, Farnborough, 10 September 1936.

The suit:

The aeroplane:
The Bristol Type 138A, K4879, shows its side profile in the air to the 'Flight' photographer, Farnborough, 10th September 1936.

Via Flight Archive

Friday, January 25, 2013

Dressed Up

Wiley Post - first operational pressure suit

via x-ray delta one @ Flickr

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sleeping Cars

"Night Travel in Wagons Lits" - poster issued by Wagons Lits, Italia
Designed by A M Cassandre

A very 'typical' Cassandre railway poster of a style that is so of its period! The bold and simple design is for night services run by Wagons Lit and the Italian State Railways.

Via mickeyashworth @ Flickr

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Just an Iron

Streamlined Travel Iron, 1946

With steel base, aluminum heat dissipating fins and Bakelite handle, this midget iron is an English streamlined design produced in many countries, like USA or, in the case of this one, Brazil. Designed by Christopher Kerr, Norman Harry Lucas, Eric Lucas and Harold Thomas Holder.

Photo by galessa's plastics @ Flickr

Friday, January 18, 2013

Anniversary Liner

Powered by Fiat diesel engines, the MN Neptunia was built by Cantieri Riuniti dell' Adriatico for Cosulich Line in 1932, just in time to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Fascist takeover.
The handsome motor vessel was torpedoed and sunk in September 1941, together with her sister ship Oceania.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Deco Dance

Les Folies Bergère
Built 1869, facade rebuilt to designs by Maurice Picaud (Pico), 1929
Rue Richer, Paris 9e
Photos by Jamie Barras @ Flickr

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Iron Men

A flood of Russian armored cars move toward the front, on October 19, 1941
(AP Photo)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Talgo Train

TALGO is the Spanish acronym for "Tren Articulado Ligero Goicoechea Oriol" (Goicoechea-Oriol light articulated train), invented by Alejandro Goicoechea and José Luis Oriol.
Built in 1942, at the "Hijos de Juan Garay" Factory in Oñate (Gipuzcoa), Spain, it broke numerous speed records.

Read about the post-war Talgo II on Dieselpunks.org

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

Nardi Bros.

Nardi F.N.305

Nardi F.N.310 Four-seat Cabin Monoplane

Nardi F.N.315 Two-seat Cabin Monoplane


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Front-Wheel Drive Bullets

Deutsch-Bonnet sportcars were built in France before WWII using the Citroën Traction Avant platform
Deutsch-Bonnet DB1, 1938

Deutsch-Bonnet DB2, 1938

Deutsch-Bonnet DB 'Tank', 1939

Color photos: all-carz.com

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


7-cylinder 2-stroke Stork-Hesselman diesel engine (7000hp), built for Norway

Monday, January 7, 2013

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Temple of the Tractor

Agricultural Mechanization & Electrification Pavilion
All-Union Agricultural Exposition, Moscow
Built: 1939
Architects: AG Andreev, VS Taranov, NA Bykova
Sculptor: SD Merkurov

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Friday, January 4, 2013

Bohemian Rhapsody

1934 Walter Super Regent Airspeed Sodomka

1934 Walter Regent Cabriolet Sodomka

1938 Škoda Š 532 Prototype

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Streamline Paris

Bureaux de la direction de la propreté et de l'eau - Paris XIV

Photo by RUAMPS ©, on Flickr

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Flying Dolphin

Dornier Dolphin over Lindau harbor, Lake Constance (Bodensee)
October 1931