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Schlagwort: 1930s

The 1938 Schlörwagen

Aus der Kategorie „kuriose Fahrzeuge“: der Schlörwagen. Ganz hübsche Karre.

(Foto: DLR German Aerospace Center • CC CC BY 2.0)

Das Experimentalfahrzeug Schlörwagen (auch „Göttinger Ei“ oder „Flügel auf Rädern“) war eine Entwicklung des deutschen Ingenieurs Karl Schlör von Westhofen-Dirmstein (1910–1997). Schlör gilt als Erfinder des „windschnittigsten Familienautos der Automobilgeschichte“.


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Restaurierung eines alten Fahrrads mit 2-Gang-Schaltung

Bei Forgotten Things haben sie in einem bayrischen Landhaus ein altes Fahrrad aus den 1930er Jahren gefunden, das mit einer 2-Gang-Schaltung ausgestattet ist und es restauriert. Jetzt kein Rad, das ich unbedingt fahren wollen würde, aber beim wieder neu machen, gucke ich dennoch schon ganz gerne zu. Das ASMRt so schön.

Short Q&A:
– No repaint, we like the patina as it is. It also fits better into our workshop.
– Restoration is in our mind a direct action on the object with the aim of making it work again, but to keep the character of the object. In doing so, its aesthetic, historical and physical characteristics are respected as much as possible.


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Kuriose Fahrraderfindungen 1939

Familie Steinlauf fährt mit ihrer Sammlung kurios entwickelter Fahrräder durch die Straßen von Chicago im Jahr 1939.

L/S’s of several members of the Steinlauf family riding their bizarre collection of bicycles through the streets of Chicago in the United States of America. Good M/S of Charlie Steinlauf senior and junior riding a very strange looking bicycle. The daughter sits at the front of the bike and just make the contraption even more complicated Mrs Steinlauf sits sideways on using a sewing machine which is attached to the frame of the bike. Various more shots of family members riding other strange cycles.


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Wie 1930 ein Haus um 90 Grad gedreht wurde

1930 hat man das Indiana Bell building in Indianapolis um 90 Grad gedreht. Eigentlich sollte es abgerissen werden, aber man entschied sich dagegen und schuf durch die Drehung Platz für einen Neubau. Der Prozess dauerte vier Wochen, während 600 Angestellte weiterhin täglich ihrer Arbeit im Inneren des Hauses nachgingen.

This massive undertaking of moving the building began in 1930 and took over four weeks to complete. The relocation involved shifting the massive steel and brick building inch by inch 16 meters south, before rotating 90 degrees, and shifting again, 30 meters west. One of the most incredible parts was that most of the power needed to move the building was provided by hand-operated jacks while a steam engine was also employed to provide some support. Essentially, the workmen used a concrete mat cushioned by Oregon fir timbers, with hydraulic jacks and rollers, and moved the mass off one roller, while placing another ahead of it concurrently. The manually operated jack screws helped move the building in a straight line. Each jack screw was operated by a team of men that turned handles through an arc of 90 degrees six times in about 30 seconds.


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Vintage Female Mugshots From Between 1910s and 1930s

Ich habe diesen Tab seit Tagen offen und will den jetzt endlich mal zu machen. Nicht ohne Bescheid gesagt zu haben, dass es schon damals Mugshots gab, vor gut 100 Jahren. Und dass die alle was zu erzählen hatten: 35 Vintage Female Mugshots From Between 1910s and 1930s.

Convicted of selling liquor without a licence. Alice Clarke was an entrepreneur who took advantage of restrictive liquor regulations, which forced pubs to close at 6pm. As a “sly grogger” she sold high-priced alcohol from a private residence. Clarke’s arrest came only weeks after the legislation was introduced. Aged 42.

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New York City 1939: Treffen sich 20.000 Nazis

Ein Kapitel der amerikanischen Geschichte, das gar nicht mal so sehr präsent sein dürfte: Auch dort feierten einige, nicht wenige, einst die deutschen Faschisten. Regisseur Marshall Curry sammelte historische Aufnahmen aus verschiedenen Archiven, um den Kurzfilm „A Night at the Garden“ zu machen.

The footage is so powerful, it seems amazing that it isn’t a stock part of every high school history class. But I think the rally has slipped out of our collective memory in part because it’s scary and embarrassing. It tells a story about our country that we’d prefer to forget. We’d like to think that when Nazism rose up, all Americans were instantly appalled. But while the vast majority of Americans were appalled by the Nazis, there was also a significant group of Americans who were sympathetic to their white supremacist, anti-Semitic message. When you see 20,000 Americans gathering in Madison Square Garden you can be sure that many times that were passively supportive.

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When and if fascism comes to America it will not be labeled “made in Germany”; it will not be marked with a swastika; it will not even be called fascism; it will be called, of course, “Americanism.”
(Halford E. Luccock)

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