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    We found this incredible film from the Library of Congress (click here to watch it) in it a group of men

    forge weld one area of a large ring. They use the heat from a fire and weld it the old fashioned

    blacksmith way, after multiple heats and much hand and steam hammering. Take a few minutes to watch

    this fascinating look back at how it was done well over 100 year ago. The ring is presumably a piece

    of a generator or motor.

    The film was made by the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company during 1904 and filmed by

    camera man, G.W. “Billy” Bitzer. The film above was shot on April 18, 1904, at the Westinghouse

    Electric & Manufacturing Co. in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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  2. Picture-13.jpg

    We found this incredible film from the Library of Congress (click here to watch it) in it a group of men

    forge weld one area of a large ring. They use the heat from a fire and weld it the old fashioned

    blacksmith way, after multiple heats and much hand and steam hammering. Take a few minutes to watch

    this fascinating look back at how it was done well over 100 year ago. The ring is presumably a piece

    of a generator or motor.

    The film was made by the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company during 1904 and filmed by

    camera man, G.W. “Billy” Bitzer. The film above was shot on April 18, 1904, at the Westinghouse

    Electric & Manufacturing Co. in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    weld-II.jpg


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    The photo (above) shows Millenbach’s Ford Service Station at the corner of Russell and Gratiot in Detroit, Michigan. The photo is dated August 13, 1934 and shows one of the service stations that were part of a three year Ford program between 1934-1936.

    The Ford Motor Company tried the experiment to get a larger part of the service, parts, gas and tire market and also sold new and used cars at some of the stations. It was very unpopular with Ford dealers already in business and also the garage and service trade and was dropped after the three years. Photo courtresy of The Henry Ford Museum and you can see many more on The Old Motor along with neat photos like the ultimate Model T motor home below.

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    This is one of two photos of the car in the video and at the time owned by well known racing driver Cliff Bergere that we have up in a detailed post on

    The Old Motor along with the video. Stop by The Old Motor where you see can more photos of the car and, and learn more about Bergere who started 16 times

    at the Indy 500.

    The Duesenberg is J198/2221 and started life as a Murphy disappearing top torpedo boat tail convertible coupe. It was modernized by a body shop in Southern

    Calif. to the form you see here and in the video. It has survived and has since been restored back to its original configuration. Stop by The Old Motor to learn

    much more about it. We also have 100's of original photos of Duesenbergs from the Fred Roe Collection.

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    The Old Motor Feature Series – The New York to Paris Great Race of 1908

    Starting today and monthly we are going to be running the story of the race by Jeff Mahl, George N. Schuster’s Great Grand Son along with some of his very rare photos.

    Schuster was the driver for most of the trip and is seen above behind the wheel after the race in New York. Stop by as you are sure enjoy it.


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    At The Old Motor we run a restoration and machine shop and on our website with over 800 pages, we have many technical posts. There you can see how babbitt bearing are poured after the bearing is heated as you see above. Or a series of posts on how a magneto is rebuilt as you see below.

    You can also start with the latest information and tech articles and look through all of them that we have.

    We also have over 800 pages of the neatest photos on Old Cars you have ever seen, all which is updated daily.

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    If you have not been by for a test drive, take a short trip and check out The Old Motor as we have many pages of photos of interest to

    Packard Fans. This link to TheOldMotor.com will take you directly to photos with a Packard in them.

    This link will take you to 100's of original Packard photos from The Rod Blood Collection.

    The Old Motor is also updated daily so check back often.

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