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September 2010 Articles (79)

Airborne Tank

During World War I, allies were equipped with a sturdy and successful light artillery piece, the 75mm M1897 as it was known in the U.S. That field piece would serve as the basis for tube artillery that would be

fitted on variousWorld War II machines, from the Sherman tank to the M3

Half-track.



Yet when designers started looking for a way to go after shipping, from the air,…

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Added by Jake Holman Jr. on September 15, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Diamond Tooth

Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Diamond Tooth

Originally broadcast on September 19, 1955



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: While walking along the banks of the Thames River, Watson finds a diamond tooth. Holmes soon learns that the… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on September 15, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Metropolis - Limited screenings now showing

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Added by Tome Wilson on September 14, 2010 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Two Fisted Tuesdays with Philip Marlowe - The Lady Killer

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 September 14, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Silver Pilot

This shining diesel streamliner is probably less famous than classic Burlington Route Zephyrs but no less important.

The EMD E5 was a 2,000-horsepower (1,500 kW), A1A-A1A passenger train-hauling diesel locomotive manufactured by Electro-Motive Corporation, and its corporate successor, General Motors'…

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Added by lord_k on September 13, 2010 at 6:30am — 8 Comments

The Halls of Ivy - Listen and Download

Hi Everybody,

I'm not sure if this is dieselpunk or not but I'll risk it to tell you about one of my favorite radio shows "The Halls of Ivy". "The Halls of Ivy" ran from 1950-1952 and stared Ronald Colman and his wife Benita Hume. It was created by Don Quinn, one of the co-cretors/writers of Fibber McGee & Molly. What separated this show from most radio comedies of the day was that it was a "smart" program. Don't get me wrong I like the sound of stuff falling out the closet on Fibber… Continue

Added by Scott on September 13, 2010 at 4:03am — 2 Comments

Miskatonic Mondays - Supernatural Horror in Literature (6 of 10)

Miskatonic University Lights out, everybody.

On Miskatonic Mondays, we celebrate the "weird" fiction of HP Lovecraft and the genre of otherworldly horror that it spawned.

This week, we're continuing our look at "Supernatural Horror in Literature" by HP Lovecraft. First published in 1927 in the one-shot magazine The Recluse, "Supernatural Horror in Literature" is a long essay by the celebrated horror writer H. P. Lovecraft surveying the field of horror fiction.…

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Added by Tome Wilson on September 13, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Dorian's Parlor - Broadcast live on the web from 8pm - 1am EST tonight (9/11/2010)!

Since we can't all make it to Dorian's Parlor in Philadelphia tonight, our gracious hosts have set up a live stream on the internet so you can join in the fun.


Tune in here or at http://doriansparlor.com/ at 8pm EST to watch the bands, enjoy…
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Added by Tome Wilson on September 11, 2010 at 7:46pm — 2 Comments

Saturday Matinee - A Jazzed Honeymoon (1919)

Welcome to the Saturday Matinee on Dieselpunks.



This week, we have an early romantic comedy starring Harold Lloyd, with Bebe Daniels as the finacee who can't keep him from going crazy.






Produced by: Hal Roach

Running Time: 8…
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Added by Tome Wilson on September 11, 2010 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Knights of the Air: Gottfried von Banfield

Gottfried Freiherr (Baron) von Banfield (6 February 1890 – 23 September 1986) was the most successful Austro-Hungarian naval aeroplane pilot in the First World War.

He was known as the 'Eagle of Trieste', being probably the only flying ace who flew a flying boat fighter to nine or more victories.

Of Norman origin, the Banfields were an Irish family in the…

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Added by lord_k on September 11, 2010 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

Lord K's Garage - #54. AutoArt

Philippe Charbonneaux (1917-1998) was a French product designer, best-known for car and truck design, but also known for other products such as television sets.

Many of his works are now exhibits in places such as Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, or Museum of Modern Art in New York. He specialised in car design studies, so he has left many inventive prototypes. The prototype Ellipsis, released just two… Continue

Added by lord_k on September 10, 2010 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Interview - Morella & The Wheels Of If

Morella & The Wheels Of If

http://www.morellamusic.com/

Old World Music For A Modern Time

Morella and The Wheels Of If The band Morella & the Wheels of If is a New Orleans band formed just two years ago and has quickly gained recognition for their haunting yet beautiful style…

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Added by Larry on September 10, 2010 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Build your own steampunk time machine (out of paper)

For steampunk fans of the Weird West time travel movie Back to the Future 3, you're in luck.



With some paper, a printer, and a steady hand, you can recreate Doc Brown's massive steam-powered time machine. PaperCraft has designed a fully detailed scale model that you can print and assemble using everyday materials. It looks great, and PaperCraft has even included plans for the famous Delorian if you ever want to race the two.



The plans… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on September 9, 2010 at 3:35pm — 2 Comments

Knights of the Air - How to attack a German fighter plane

A detailed British training poster illustrates the right and wrong ways to attack a German fighter plane from the rear and from below.

Added by Tome Wilson on September 9, 2010 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Smith & Wessons Unknown Wartime Carbine

It was 1939 and the British were preparing for a fight. The German war-machine awoke like a barbed wire snake, ready to strangle the island nation and dominate all of Europe. War Office officials needed a simple, mass produced weapon that would fit in the hands of every able bodied man in Great Britain.



So in early in 1939 the British goverment contacted American firearms manufacturer Smith & Wesson to design a pistol-caliber carbine… Continue

Added by Jake Holman Jr. on September 8, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Happy birthday, Dizzy!

Today marks the grand anniversary of the day that Dizzy from The Deadly Nightshade Botanical Society was brought into this world.



Let us all wish her a very, very happy birthday in the most (in)appropriate ways possible.…







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Added by Tome Wilson on September 8, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Dieselpunk / Steampunk haunted house in Pittsburgh, PA

At The ScareHouse® in Pittsburgh, PA, they're keeping up with all of the modern trends.



Instead of finding vampires in capes, ghosts in chains, or witches in pointy hats - you'll find possessed babysitters, creepy rabbit suited killers (ala Donny Darko), and... steampunk warriors?



"Modern audiences are no longer scared by creepy castles, haunted manors, and a guy in a hockey mask," says Scott Simmons, creative director and co-owner…

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Added by Tome Wilson on September 8, 2010 at 11:57am — No Comments

Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Unlucky Gambler

Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Unlucky Gambler

Originally broadcast on July 17, 1955



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 young boy shows up at Baker Street, asking for Holmes' help in finding his missing father. Holmes' investigation… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on September 8, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street (1903)

Lower Manhattan circa 1903. "New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Click the link below to enlarge

Via: Shorpy (http://www.shorpy.com/node/8898)

Added by Tome Wilson on September 8, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Skill Ball by Arthur Rothstein (1939)

Via: Shorpy (http://www.shorpy.com/node/8900)

Added by Tome Wilson on September 8, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

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