Thursday, August 25, 2016
Let's Talk Rusty Iron

Let's Talk Rusty Iron

drawing of eruption of Tambora

Sam Moore's grandfather, who was born in 1867, used to tell of hearing the old-timers, including his own grandfather, tell of the year when the Fourth of July was celebrated by throwing snowballs.
World War I horse-drawn artillery

The War Horses: The Tragic Fate of a Million Horses in the First World War by Simon Butler details the use, abuse, pain and suffering of horses used in World War I.
Marian and Sherman Moore

Did I ever tell you that when my mother met my father, he was living at the Beaver County Poor House? Yup, it's true!
Packard truck replica

A look back at the development of the Packard truck in the early 1900s.
1905 car

The Selden Patent may have advanced the automobile at a faster rate than it might have without such an incentive because other manufacturers didn't want to infringe the patent.
1939 Farmall tractor ad

Sam Moore shares a few humorous poems from his collection of old farm literature.
C-123 Thunderpig

The Air Heritage Musuem has a room that’s filled with flying memorabilia, photos and paintings, models, uniforms and equipment, bomb sights, instrument panels and other aircraft parts.
1903 Haynes Apperson ad

One hundred years ago gas engines and tractors were still pretty new, and most people didn't know what made them go when they ran, or what made them stop when they quit.
Allis-Chalmers Model 6-12

Allis-Chalmers (the name wasn't adopted until 1901) was an old company when tractors came along, having begun in 1847 as Decker & Seville to manufacture buhr mills in Milwaukee.
Woo-Wee Wolf Whistle auto horn ad 1948

Ever wonder why every automobile comes equipped with a horn?
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