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On 5/30/2022 at 4:29 PM, Gary_Ash said:

I had never heard of a winker before.  Now I know...

http://www.stanleymotorcarriage.com/Parts/Winker.htm

Gary, that was an enjoyable rabbit hole to fall into. An interesting and effective solution to a critical problem. It reminds me of how progress has taken some of the satisfaction and joy of accomplishment out of simple things like feeding and monitoring oil to a piece of machinery - the element of human interaction. For instance I have counted and adjusted the drips per minute in a hydrostatic lubricator while firing a steam locomotive and carefully adjusted the drip feed to an antique engine  - to name a few. The challenge being to provide enough lubrication for the speed and conditions but not more than is needed -  all far more satisfying than helplessly watching, isolated and remote, the needle on a modern oil pressure gauge. 

 

 

 

 

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