Wednesday, November 26, 2014
GE first tested them on airplane engines in 1914 when they mounted one on a Liberty piston engine and ran it at the top of Pikes Peak, 14,000ft above sea level to measure the loss of power due to thin air at elevation/altitude.
The Liberty made 400hp on the ground and 285hp at the top of Pikes peak, but with the supercharger, it made 410hp at the top of the mountain!
Found on http://bangshift.com/bangshiftxl/the-turbosupercharger-master-of-the-skies-awesome-wwii-military-training-film-boost-ftw-against-the-axis/
the Copper Range Bus Company, a history of the parallel between bus riders and privately owned cars eliminating the need for busses
Copper Range Motor Bus Company body by the Eckland Bus Company.
In November 1925 the Copper Range Motor Bus Company began as a wholly owned subsidiary of the CRRR, serving the entire range from Calumet to Painesdale,
Beginning in March 1926 the route was extended to Ontonagon.
In 1929 the Copper Range Company purchased the company from the railroad and operated it from the parent company. In 1945 the bus company carried 781,290 passengers but by 1950, with more people taking to the roads in personal vehicles the number was down to 594,381.
Ridership by 1952 was down to 339,195 and the company cleared only $542.20 in profit, most of this from Ontonagon and Gogebic counties where the CR transported workers to the new White Pine mine.
Following a fire in 1953 that destroyed part of the Houghton business district, including buildings owned by the bus line, and an operating deficit of $6,276, Copper Range decided to end operations of the line. In 1955 it discontinued service and liquidated the company.
Found on https://www.facebook.com/historyprizeludington?fref=nf
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Piaggio Ape on the cover of your sketchbook? You just got my attention! This is the book of Genarro Morra
he also does a lot of sketch work, with a great variety, and not only that, some cool fine art too
and check out the cars!
His website is http://gennaromorra.blogspot.com/ and on the right hand side of his blog, are links to a hell of a lot of other artists work!
Gustavo Duarte is a very talented artist, he just completed a Guardians of the Galaxy comic book for Marvel, and was at the CTN expo this past weekend
here is the cover of Sketchbook 13.
His website is http://mangabastudios.blog.uol.com.br/
Sketch art of Vince Aparo, an artist working at Disney Interactive, found at the CTN Expo this past weekend
I'm guessing this is part of a movie or tv show, as the person filming this knew to be in the right place ahead of time to catch this