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Lord_k's Article – May 2010 Archive (6)

Lord K's Garage - #39. Streamline. The Beginning

The first chapter of the Streamline Story, told here (intentionally) without any rules or formal order, belongs to Edmund Rumpler.

Actually, the first teardrop- or bullet-shaped cars were built before the Great War (Camille Jenatzy's land speed record electric vehicle, 1899; Neander-Opel, 1911; Count Ricotti's Alfa Romeo, 1914). But the first scientifically designed streamlined car appeared only in 1921, at… Continue

Added by lord_k on May 28, 2010 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Plywood Monster

The LK-1 a.k.a. Fanera-2 (Plywood no.2) or NIAI-1 was a four-seat cabin aircraft designed and built in the USSR from 1933.

AI Lisichkin and VF Rentel of the NIAI (Aviation Scientific Research Institute, Leningrad) designed the LK-1 in an attempt to build a very efficient small…


Added by lord_k on May 25, 2010 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Lord K's Garage - #38. Burney's Streamliner

Another half-forgotten chapter in the Streamline Story is a luxury car developed by Dennis (Sir Charles Dennistoun) Burney.

Burney, the son of former Admiral of the Fleet Sir Cecil Burney Bt., is mostly known as the managing director of a private venture that built the R100 airship, where he was…


Added by lord_k on May 21, 2010 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

Lord K's Garage - #37. Indian Graphics

Indian day again! This Friday - graphic images of the famous moto(r)cycle:

From the unbeatable 1911 model - to the 1948 Chief.

15 pictures:

Browse the album or enjoy the slideshow:

Find more photos… Continue

Added by lord_k on May 14, 2010 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Lord K's Garage - #36. Indian Photos

Indian Day again! Some photos of the great American moto(r)cycle:

It's a modern (or should I say revived?) Indian - the Chief Bomber Limited Edition. From the airfield I'll proceed to the real things - bikes from the Diesel Age.

Indian Four's predecessor - 1922 Ace X…


Added by lord_k on May 7, 2010 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Monday Camera #19: Periflex

Periflex 35mm film cameras and lenses made a unique contribution to British photographic manufacturing history.

They were invented, designed and built by Kenneth (later, Sir.) Corfield, who established K.G.Corfield Ltd in the late 1940s to produce his darkroom enlarging exposure meter, the Corfield Lumimeter.

In the late nineteen forties, the British camera… Continue

Added by lord_k on May 3, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

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