Sure, the size of this Cooper Bessemer engine is impressive, but once it is up to speed, it has another and very pleasant quality. Can you spot it? All kinds of cool. And probably an interesting afternoon trimming the exhausts to accomplish it!
I KNEW THE LOSS WAS SERIOUS WHEN I SAW THE NEWSPAPER JUNK THEIR OLD PRINTING PRESSES. Seeing it myself made it real. Ripped the heart right out of that building and that paper. It's not why newspapers are dying but it is one reason why they die largely unmourned. I'm pushing back. Typewriters, Dial Telephones, Hand Tools, Old Amateur Radio Gear, Telegraph Keys, Analog Volt Ohmmeters, Vacuumatic Coffeemakers, Slide Rules, Fountain Pens, etc.: I have 'em. I use 'em.
It's not political. There are other places for that. People who love old technology can be found all across the spectrum. Let's concentrate on what we have in common.
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