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October 2010 Articles (105)

The Last Tree

"Only when the last tree has been cut down, only when the last river has been poisoned, only when the last fish has been caught, only then will you find that money cannot be eaten."

American Indian proverb.

Added by Stefan on October 31, 2010 at 6:55pm — 3 Comments

Sunday Streamline #7: Pennsylvania GG1

The PRR GG1 is a class of electric locomotives that was built for the Pennsylvania Railroad for use in the northeastern United States.

The GG1 was designed by the Pennsylvania Railroad based on the need for a locomotive that could pull more than 12 to 14 passenger cars. The railroad thought it had designed the perfect electric passenger locomotive, the P-5a (shown below), but as the P-5a…

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Added by lord_k on October 31, 2010 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Saturday Matinee - Buster Keaton in The Haunted House (1921)

Welcome to the Saturday Matinee on Dieselpunks.



In the spirit of Halloween, we're showcasing the diesel era's biggest supernatural picture shows. This week, we have Buster Keaton in The Haunted House.



Summary: Buster is a bank clerk. Overturned glue gets everything, mostly the money, stuck to everything else. When robbers show up he can't "stick 'em up" because his hands are stuck in his pockets. The robbers' hideout is a haunted house… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on October 30, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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I found this advertisement and thought it was funny as hell. I figured others would like it too.


Added by Larry on October 30, 2010 at 12:46pm — 1 Comment

Vintage Halloween cards

Our new vintage Halloween card gallery is full of great pieces from the 1910s - 1940s. Why don't you check it out > http://www.dieselpunks.org/photo/albums/vintage-halloween-cards…



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Added by Tome Wilson on October 30, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Knights of the Air: Pyotr Nesterov

Staff Captain Nesterov (1887-1914) is often called the first Russian ace, though he scored only one air victory.

He rammed an enemy plane at the cost of his own life. Thus he made history - for the second time in less than a year. Two milestones in the history of aviation - "dead loop" and air ramming - are inseparable from his name.

Pyotr Nesterov was a… Continue

Added by lord_k on October 30, 2010 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Halloween treat hidden on Dieselpunks

I've hidden a Halloween treat on the Dieselpunks website.

Post a trick here with something related to Halloween (a picture, a song, a video, etc.), and I'll send you a clue on where to find…

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Added by Tome Wilson on October 29, 2010 at 8:40pm — 8 Comments

New photos from Captain America movie in next week's Entertainment Weekly

Check out these new photos from the new Captain America movie, as shown in next week's Entertainment Weekly (November 5th).…





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Added by Tome Wilson on October 29, 2010 at 9:14am — 7 Comments

Lord K's Garage - #61. Got Fuel?

Just a few photos today:

I found this Renault truck @ Le Container blog - no caption and no source given. Here's its contemporary, a tank truck:…

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Added by lord_k on October 29, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Ghost photos from the Spiritualist era

If you're new to Dieselpunks, you may have missed our month-long series on bizarre ghost photos and Spiritualist frauds from last year.



Your in luck though!



You can catch up on all the spooky fun at > http://www.dieselpunks.org/profiles/blog/list?tag=spiritualism…



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Added by Tome Wilson on October 28, 2010 at 2:25pm — 2 Comments

Knights of the Air - World War I flight suits (Part 1 of 2)

German Pilot's Helmet and Goggles
These goggles, now cracked, protected the eyes, but reduced peripheral vision.


German Pilot's Helmet and Goggles



US Student Pilot's Helmet and…
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Added by Tome Wilson on October 28, 2010 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Mirror Radios

Don't let this classic dial deceive you.

It looks like a part of some "cathedral", "tombstone" or "console" radio. Actually, it belongs to a very non-conformist device produced by Sparks-Withington company, the Sparton brand owners.

"The celebrated Sparton "Bluebird" 566 glass mirror… Continue

Added by lord_k on October 28, 2010 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Bride of Frankenstein theatre decoration (1935)

Bride of Frankenstein

Theater box office converted into the face of Frankenstein's monster to publicize the opening of Bride of Frankenstein.



Via:…

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Added by Tome Wilson on October 27, 2010 at 10:25pm — 3 Comments

Stg-45: Rollers that Lock

The German weapons manufacturer Heckler & Koch is world renowned for their robust and reliable line of handguns, submachine guns, sniper and combat rifles. During the post-war decades, H&K rose to prominence because of its successful and ubiquitous MP-5 and G-3 series, 9mm and 7.62mm respectively.



The MP-5, to this day, is considered one of the premiere counter terrorist submachine guns; used for decades by elite units like the SAS… Continue

Added by Jake Holman Jr. on October 27, 2010 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Barkers of Kensington

Another example of London Art Deco:

From the late 19th century until the mid 1970s Kensington High Street had three classic department stores: Barkers, Derry & Toms and Pontings.

In the 1920s, Barkers was famous for its Food Hall:…

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Added by lord_k on October 27, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

A (very brief) graphic primer between Art Deco and Streamline Moderne...



I'll have to hunt down the attribution for these images, but in a bit of a discussion between the Art Deco and Streamline Moderne, I located these images which speak the proverbial one thousand words. Above is the Art Deco architectural details, and below are the Streamline Moderne!…



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Added by Rafael Fabre on October 26, 2010 at 1:45pm — 2 Comments

Two Fisted Tuesdays with Philip Marlowe - The Busy Body

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

Starring Gerald Mohr and 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." The Adventures of Philip Marlowe runs about 25 minutes without commercials. You can listen to this blast from the past in MP3 format for free at the link below.…

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

Dark Future

Actually, it's not-so-bright past: US Army Depot & Warehouse, October 1949

Photographer: Andreas Feininger

© Time Inc. Via…

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Added by lord_k on October 26, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Miskatonic Monday - What's your Halloween costume going to be this year?

With Halloween less than a week away, you probably all have amazing costumes built.

How about sharing some of your favorite costume photos here?

Added by Tome Wilson on October 25, 2010 at 10:04pm — 5 Comments

Diesel Nights

Noir, noir noir... and blood red. Such are the nights in Diesel City.

Thank you very much, everyone, for such a warm welcome back ! Maybe I should leave more often...

Added by Stefan on October 25, 2010 at 5:32pm — 5 Comments

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