A couple of nice turning parts manufacturer pictures I discovered:
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The first supersonic airliner to enter service, the Concorde flew thousands of passengers across the Atlantic at twice the speed of sound for over 25 years. Developed and built by Aérospatiale of France and the British Aviation Corporation, the graceful Concorde was a spectacular technological achievement that could not overcome significant economic issues.
In 1976 Air France and British Airways jointly inaugurated Concorde service to destinations around the globe. Carrying up to one hundred passengers in fantastic comfort, the Concorde catered to first class passengers for whom speed was vital. It could cross the Atlantic in fewer than 4 hours – half the time of a conventional jet airliner. Even so its high operating fees resulted in quite high fares that limited the number of passengers who could afford to fly it. These troubles and a shrinking market place eventually forced the reduction of service until all Concordes were retired in 2003.
In 1989, Air France signed a letter of agreement to donate a Concorde to the National Air and Space Museum upon the aircraft’s retirement. On June 12, 2003, Air France honored that agreement, donating Concorde F-BVFA to the Museum upon the completion of its final flight. This aircraft was the first Air France Concorde to open service to Rio de Janeiro, Washington, D.C., and New York and had flown 17,824 hours.
Gift of Air France.
Wingspan: 25.56 m (83 ft ten in)
Length: 61.66 m (202 ft 3 in)
Height: 11.3 m (37 ft 1 in)
Weight, empty: 79,265 kg (174,750 lb)
Weight, gross: 181,435 kg (400,000 lb)
Leading speed: 2,179 km/h (1350 mph)
Engine: Four Rolls-Royce/SNECMA Olympus 593 Mk 602, 17,259 kg (38,050 lb) thrust each
Manufacturer: Société Nationale Industrielle Aérospatiale, Paris, France, and British Aircraft Corporation, London, United Kingdom
Aircaft Serial Number: 205. Including 4 (4) engines, bearing respectively the serial number: CBE066, CBE062, CBE086 and CBE085.
Also included, aircraft plaque: "AIR FRANCE Lorsque viendra le jour d’exposer Concorde dans un musee, la Smithsonian Institution a dores et deja choisi, pour le Musee de l’Air et de l’Espace de Washington, un appariel portant le couleurs d’Air France."
Image from web page 20 of “Book of house developing and decoration, prepared in cooperation with and beneath the path of the major makers of the nation” (1912)
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Title: Book of residence developing and decoration, prepared in cooperation with and below the direction of the leading manufacturers of the nation
Year: 1912 (1910s)
Authors: Brown, Henry Collins, 1862-1961 Lyman, Clara Brown
Subjects: Interior decoration Furnishings House furnishings
Publisher: Garden City, N. Y. Doubleday, Web page & Co
Contributing Library: Cornell University Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN
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ression upon the guest, after the generil survey of the architectural lines of thehouse, as he advances. A handsome as well as a handy front door is reallya necessity. The customary method is to trim it with a knob and escutclieonof suitable size, accompanied by a push button for the electric bell. For thehouse built in the Colonial style, the big deal with with or without having the thumblatch is possibly much more a])pro]M-iate than the knol), accompanied by a knocker,although the knol) on Colonial doors is also considerably in proof. The Mission stylealso rec[uires a manage and some of the other schools piermit of the use of thestationary handle or lever—the deal with with a half turn. Some of the patterns shown of Colonial hardware are copies of true antiquesthe other folks are cautiously designed on lines harmonious with the Colonial period.The old-fashioned thuml) latch, which used to be a noisy and insecure technique oflatching a door, is now created in mixture with secure motlern locks which aftord
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A Gothic GroupSargent Hardware—Made by Sargent & Co., New York a maximum of safety although retainiiii- all tlie beauty of old-fashioned, ((uaiutcontour. At times the thumb latch is utilised on each sides of the front door atother occasions, a knob or knob and escutcheon are placed on the inside, to match thehardvfare on nearby doors. Among recent developments in locks are these produced with the operating parts,knobs and escutchetjns all assembled comj^lete in a single structure. A single typeof these locks is so constructed that the artisan could attach it to the door bysimply boring foui- holes in the door with an auger bit and producing a ie^x cutswith a chisel. Anothei- kind is attached by a straightforward method wdiich supplies forthe removal of a rectangular piece of wood from the edge of the door. This issecui-ely attached to the door, and is said in no way to be impacted by shrinkage ofwood. This approach for some makes use of is claimed to be a wonderful improvement over the oldlock set, composed of many pieces
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