Subject: Re: OT, kinda, video
On Oct 27, 2017, PeterN wrote
> On 10/27/2017 10:48 AM, Savageduck wrote:
> > On Oct 27, 2017, Davoud wrote
> > (in article <email@example.com>):
> > > Savageduck:
> > > > > Old technology is always interesting, just think of steam engines, or
> > > > > warbirds.
> > >
> > > Eric Stevens:
> > > > Or sailboats.
> > >
> > > Or petrol-burning automobiles.
> > Yup! Especially those which catch the eye.
> > <https://www.dropbox.com/s/6a6oa6reeo16fc6/DNC6048-EH.jpg>
> > <https://www.dropbox.com/s/9vt5rp5x5ez9l84/DNC3479Aw.jpg>
> > <https://www.dropbox.com/s/1cky4ot1dr63kib/DNC5877-E1w.jpg>
> > >
> > > As for steam engines, I hear that Trump is promising to bring back the
> > > coal-fired locomotive.
> > Wait for him to propose the return to a coal fired navy.
> He would promise that, but never propose it. He may even promise to
> revive this company:
....however, the Stanley Steamer was/is an oil/kerosene burner.
For solid fuel (coal, or wood) you would have to go back a lot further than
the Stanley to the Dudgeon, Gardner-Serpollet, Roper (who came to an ironic
end), De Dion-Bouton, a fellow you should know, who built his first steam car
in 1894, Ransome E. Olds (Oldsmobile), and where the Stanley brothers
started, The Locomobile Conpany of America.