Saturday, January 12, 2008

The Power Wheel

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History of The Power Wheel: This piece is a "Line Shaft Pulley", commonly called
"The Power Wheel" the piece getting its name from the fact that early wineries/ factories often only had one source of power. That power, be it horse, electrical, steam or water, drove one main shaft from which machinery was attached by wide belts from the pulley system. In some cases the main line shaft would run the length of the building. The pulleys would vary in size depending on the speed the machinery required. This is a wheel that was used with steam or stationary engines or electrical engines. A wheel like this one was needed for your power supply-(horse, steam, electricity, gas,together with another wheel on the machine you wanted to use, you would use a flat belt to connect the two together and then you would start the source of power on the engine and the machine would work. A thread/article on "Smokstak" someone tells that the belts, the power wheel were used in 1400 on (Leather drive belts were in use way before the 1800s, long before the IC-(Internal combustion) engine was in use, even before steel and gasoline power became popular. They-(the ranchers) used what was on hand for a power source-(animals)powered air billows for Iron forges to make tools and equipment possibly as early as the 1400s. Horses, goats and dogs were the main motive power. The belts themselves were made from cow or horse hides.)
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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Airlines Delays Solution

September 19, 2007

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“It all apparently blew up on Valentine’s Day, earlier this year — on that stormy February day . . . that’s when the debacle at JetBlue at JFK happened, with some passengers stranded on planes as long as 11 hours. And while that incident got a huge amount of media play, another event — back on December 29, 2006, still resonates. That’s when passengers on an American Airlines plane claimed they were kept virtual prisoners for hours in Austin, Texas.”

Solution to airlines delays:

An alternative for above airlines delay where passengers are stranded on planes for long periods of time like the above 11 hours. Solutions Large Mobile Transports which can be easily be connected up to the regular official loading ramps allowing the passengers to walk directly to these Transports. Transports will have more open space and bigger restrooms along with many other options & amenities, each airlines can have more discussions on the idea and must appoint a committee to go over what feature these Mobile Transports can offer or cannot offer. I know of many commercial vendors & companies willing to pay to have their product and services available for the public to view. One of the major problems has been the "security issues" once the passengers leave the plane the personal &bomb searches must need to be redone? With the Mobile Transport Idea the passengers never leave the transport which has been thoroughly checked out prior to hookup to the plane. This Idea not only creates more jobs which is needed, but overall makes travel more enjoyable.
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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Let the wonder fill your heart!


John’s Mystery Puzzle Maps (Travel / Educational Entertainment game)-1st and 2nd Edition series,

each edition come with an action packed narrative mystery story and a colorful, unique actual California locations or map giving locations of an actual "1939 Ford sedan" with running boards split rear window or an "old unknown unmapped inactive geyser" with water around it's base. The story is a takeoff from the old Caption Bly's sea fairing story, each gives its reader a taste of; Old English, Seaman Ship terms, General math, Algebra and Problem solving skills. The object is to read the story and manipulate the map to solve the puzzle. They sold out in two out of three stores now only available online
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Monday, October 1, 2007

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"The End of the Rainbow"

copyrighted digital early am photo showing the hues of the rainbow, mountain dew still on the tree leaves , and a foot print in the vortex of rainbow of an area officially considered sacred by Indians and was later found to be a Indian burial site.