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January 2010 Articles (41)

Paper Weapon

John Heartfield (19 June 1891 – 26 April 1968) is the anglicized name of the German photomontage artist Helmut Herzfeld. He chose to call himself Heartfield in 1916, to criticize the rabid nationalism and anti-British sentiment prevalent in Germany during World War I.

In 1918 Heartfield began at the Berlin Dada scene, and the Communist Party of Germany. He was dismissed from the Reichswehr film service on account of his support for… Continue

Added by lord_k on January 31, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Can't get much more Dieselpunk than this...

This one is straight from the Flying Fortress:





Original Article



Some guy bolted part of a fighter plane fuselage to a WWII-era or -replica motorcycle. It is awesome. That is… Continue

Added by Hayen Mill on January 30, 2010 at 10:54am — No Comments

László Moholy-Nagy: The Pursuit of Vision

Moholy-Nagy (1895 – 1946) was a Jewish-Hungarian painter and photographer as well as professor in the Bauhaus school. He was highly influenced by constructivism and a strong advocate of the integration of technology and industry into the arts.

He was born László Weisz. His cousin was the conductor Sir Georg Solti. He attended Gymnasium (academic high school) in the city of Szeged. He changed his German-Jewish surname to the Magyar surname of… Continue

Added by lord_k on January 30, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

Inaugural Blogpost

Dear Dieselpunk-Afficionados,



I just found out about this site, and boy, did I have a good time scanning through the pages!



This is a brilliant source for pictures and facts about that era.



But as the saying goes, "Giving is better than receiving", so I would like to share a few pictures I collected over the years on different occasions.



First are two details from a Mercedes 300 SLS.…







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Added by Dreddhead on January 29, 2010 at 1:03pm — 2 Comments

Lord K's Garage - #22. SWANDEAN SPITFIRE

In the post-War era, there was a brief period of surplus aircraft and tank engines. Several found their way into race cars. Most were under 20-liters but a few were above the magical 20-liter mark.

The cars fitted with these engines were very powerful, but they were also very heavy and very long which crippled their ability to handle and brake.

One 20+ liter example was the 1953 Swandean Spitfire Specialbuilt by Michael Wilcock, proprietor of the Swandean…

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Added by lord_k on January 29, 2010 at 3:00am — 4 Comments

INTERVIEW - Brian Gardner of Swing Goth

Brian Gardner of Swing Goth

Gearing up for the Tim Burton Ball

www.swinggoth.com / www.myspace.com/swinggoth



Swing Goth is a new approach to partner dancing that brings the focus back to your partner and the music and away from a footwork obsessed pass-time. Brian and Kyna's light-hearted approach to instruction… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on January 28, 2010 at 11:08pm — No Comments

1930s Auto Shop

I just found this interesting posting at a forum that documents the rehab of an auto shop from the 1930's. Some of the images are

Before

After



Here's a link to see the rest of the images:… Continue

Added by Larry on January 27, 2010 at 11:21pm — 2 Comments

Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Belligerent Ghost

Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Belligerent Ghost

Originally broadcast on November 15, 1954



The adventures of master detective Sherlock Holmes as he and his assistant, Dr. Watson, (and somewhat reluctantly, the bumbling Inspector Lestrade) battle criminals in London.





In this episode: When Dr. Watson thinks that he has seen a ghost, it puts Sherlock Holmes on a trail that leads to a crime at… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on January 27, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Two Fisted Tuesdays with Philip Marlowe - King In Yellow

Welcome to Two Fisted Tuesdays, Dieselpunks' weekly beat on the mean streets.



This week, we're listening to The Adventures of Philip Marlowe.



Starting with the famous lines, "Get this and get it straight! Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. There's no other way, but they never learn." First broadcast in 1947, The Adventures of Philip Marlowe runs about 25 minutes without… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on January 26, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Mr. Edison’s Kindle

Mr. Edison’s Kindle

Fifteen amazing gadget ideas that were way, way ahead of their time.

By Harry McCracken




Thomas Edison “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” So said legendary tech visionary Alan Kay. He was absolutely correct. But he might have added that inventing the future is anything but a cakewalk. Even though everyone who does it has the luxury of learning from predecessors who tried and… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on January 25, 2010 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Nice trike.

Pictured here is a tricycle created by Gale Lockhart from Los Angeles, California.



dieselpunk motorcycle



It was constructed from junk parts and assembled on the frame of a Model T.



Top speed: 63 miles per hour. Cost: $18.





Thanks to carabaas from LJ for the… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on January 23, 2010 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

Forgotten Infantry Weapons of WWII

Here I will include some of the most bizarre looking and secondary/special-issue infantry weapons of WII (some never actually made it into battle):



Germany



FG42 Fallschirmjägergewehr 42





MP 3008/Maschinenpistole 3008





Volkssturmgewehr 1-5 ("People's Assault Rifle")





EMP 44…



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Added by Hayen Mill on January 22, 2010 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

Lord K's Garage - 21st Issue. 1939 FIAT C MM

Fiat 508 aka Nuova Balilla or 1100 cc, designed as a small family sedan, enjoyed an exciting career as a platform for futuristic sport cars.

C & MM in the name of this particular vehicle stand for 'Coupe' and 'Mille Miglia', a prestigious 1000-mile open-road endurance race which took place in Italy from 1927.

Mille Miglia was a starting point for a lot of… Continue

Added by lord_k on January 22, 2010 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

A Flapper to English dictionary (1920's slang)

A Flapper to English dictionary as recorded by Ella Hartung in 1922.



  • Absent Treatment = Dancing with a bashful partner.
  • Airedale = A homely man.
  • Alarm clock = A chaperone
  • An alibi = A box of flowers
  • Anchor = Box of flowers or a bank roll
  • Apple Knocker = A hick; a hay-shaker.
  • Appleknocker = A hick
  • Applesauce = Flattery or…
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Added by Tome Wilson on January 21, 2010 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Texas Cowgirl

Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Texas Cowgirl

Originally broadcast on November 8, 1954



The adventures of master detective Sherlock Holmes as he and his assistant, Dr. Watson, (and somewhat reluctantly, the bumbling Inspector Lestrade) battle criminals in London.





In this episode: A cowgirl from a visiting rodeo show asks Sherlock Holmes to help her when she discovers a dead man in her hotel… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on January 20, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Two Fisted Tuesdays with Philip Marlowe - The Red Wind

Welcome to Two Fisted Tuesdays, Dieselpunks' weekly beat on the mean streets.



This week, we're listening to The Adventures of Philip Marlowe.



Starting with the famous lines, "Get this and get it straight! Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. There's no other way, but they never learn." First broadcast in 1947, The Adventures of Philip Marlowe runs about 25 minutes without… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on January 19, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Sean Carney's DIY Weather Clock

In an inspired bit of computer brilliance, Canadian Sean Carney has built a clock... that tells the weather.



While most of us would simply open a window to tell if it's raining, the weather in Winnipeg, Manitoba can get a bit fierce at times. And plus, it's just cool.



Currently the two settings that can be changed online are the hours that the clock will update between (so I don’t hear the motors working late at night) and whether the temperature hand shows the ambient… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on January 18, 2010 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Zeppelin At Chicago World's Fair

I just found this site in which someone uploaded photo's that his father took when the Graf Zeppelin came to the 1933 Chicago World's Fair.


To see more visit the site here.

Added by Larry on January 17, 2010 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Hank Rearden's Court Defense

The following excerpt comes from Ayn Rand's 'Atlas Shrugged' written in 1957. This video will show you the famous trial of Henry (Hank) Rearden, who was a self-made man who started as an ordinary worker, showed talent, founded Rearden Steel and made it the most important steel company of the US (and one of the most important business companies of any kind). Later, he conceived of and invented the Rearden Metal, a form of metal stronger than steel (it stands to steel as steel stands to ordinary… Continue

Added by Hayen Mill on January 17, 2010 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Upton Sinclair

"I intend to do what little one man can do to awaken the public conscience, and in the meantime I am not frightened by your menaces. I am not a giant physically; I shrink from pain and filth and vermin and foul air, like any other man of refinement; also, I freely admit, when I see a line of a hundred policeman with drawn revolvers flung across a street to keep anyone from coming onto private property to hear my feeble voice, I am somewhat disturbed in my nerves. But I have a conscience and a… Continue

Added by Larry on January 16, 2010 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

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