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Bonnie Logan – Glamour Model And Nightclub Singer

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For fans of classic 50′s men’s magazines, there are some pin-up models that just stand out and that’s not an easy thing considering the hundreds of women who graced the pages of dozens publications. West Coast nightclub singer Bonnie Logan is one such woman. She also went by the name Laura Lee. In all of [...]

What A Daft Contraption

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The only mechanism producing a concentrated continuous massage of the chin and neck, dispelling flabbiness of neck and throat, restoring a rounded contour to thin, scrawny necks and faces, bringing a natural, healthy colour to the cheeks, effacing lines and wrinkles. Oh yes, that would do the trick – Ted  Image  found at “defrag” Filed [...]

Retro DIY Project – Plywood Folding Breakfast Table

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From an article in Popular Science’s 1940 October issue An unoccupied space on the kitchen wall can be put to good use by installing a modern folding breakfast table. Plywood 5/8” thick is an excellent material to use. Plans and descriptionsin jpg and pdf format here Filed under: DIY project, Retro DIY projects Tagged: Carpentry, [...]

Riverboats And Jazz

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The S.S. Sidney, the first boat to feature a New Orleans band on the river, which helped to spread the word about the special talents of Crescent City musicians. The Sidney was commissioned in 1911 and remained in the Streckfus fleet under that name until 1924, when it was renamed the Washington. This was the [...]

Ted’s Favourites 26 – The Jaguar Mark IV

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The Jaguar Mark IV (pronounced mark four) is a saloon car built by Jaguar from 1945 to 1949. It was a relaunch of a pre-Second World War model made by SS Cars Ltd from 1936. Before the Second World War the name Jaguar was the model name given to the complete range of cars built [...]

The Baby Bootlegger

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The Baby Bootlegger is not, as the name may suggest, a bootlegger who imports babies. It’s a racing boat that went on to revolutionise boats and it’s effect is still felt in the world of marine architecture to this day. She was designed and built in 1924 by George Crouch for wealthy Wall-Street banker Caleb [...]

Happy Anniversary Lizzy!

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‘Ope ye’ ‘ave a smashin’ time old girl. Filed under: British, People Tagged: Queen Elizabeth II

Maicoletta Scooters

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The Maicoletta motor scooter of the 1950s was one of the largest motor scooters produced by any manufacturer until the modern era. The engine was a single cylinder 247cc piston port 2-stroke (an export version featuring a 277cc engine was also produced for use with a sidecar), with four foot-operated gears, enclosed chain drive, centrifugal [...]

Sig Haugdahl And The Wisconsin Special

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In 1922 Sig Haugdahl (Sigurd Olson “Sig” Haugdahl) built a car with an aluminium 836 cu. in. (13.7 litre), 250 h.p., 6-cylinder aeroplane engine, He managed to push the car, dubbed the “Wisconsin Special” to a top speed of 180mph at Daytona Beach, Florida setting an unofficial World Record. The record wasn’t officially recognised as [...]

The Liverbirds

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The Liverbirds were a British all-female beat group, based in Liverpool, active between 1963 and 1968. The hard-rocking quartet (consisting of vocalist-guitarist Valerie Gell, guitarist-vocalist Pamela Birch, bassist-vocalist Mary McGlory and drummer Sylvia Saunders) was one of the very few female bands on the Merseybeat scene. Indeed, they were one of the few self-contained all-woman [...]

Teem Lemon-Lime Soda

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Teem is a lemon-lime-flavoured soft drink produced by The Pepsi-Cola Company. It was introduced in 1964 as Pepsi’s answer to 7 Up and Coca-Cola’s Sprite. Teem was sold in the United States and Canada until 1984, when Lemon-Lime Slice was introduced, though it was still available at some soda fountains into the 1990s. Sierra Mist [...]

Amelia Earhart And The Irish Hospitality

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On Saturday, 21 May 1932, Amelia Earhart was on her second Atlantic crossing when she was forced to land in a field near Derry (Londonderry) in her “Little Red Bus”. Ireland of the Welcomes was to the fore in the Irish Independent account on Monday, 23 May 1932:”… the hospitality she had received after making [...]

Vespa Camper

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A Vespa camper, who would have thought that. I’d love to have one – Ted You can see some guys building one here Part1  – Part2  – Part3  – Part4  – Part5  – Part6  – Part7 – Part8 Image found at “CrocodileJock’s” Videos from YouTube Filed under: Automobiles, Motorcycles Tagged: Piaggio Ape camper, Scooter camper, [...]

Officially, The World’s Ugliest Car

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The Aurora monster was built in 1957 by an eccentric New York priest trying to make the ultimate safety vehicle. Clearly, this design was not graced by the hand of God: only one prototype was produced, and it broke down 15 times on the way to the press conference, requiring towing to 7 different garages. [...]

We’ve Just Met A Girl Named Maria

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Based on an article in Eve No 2 from 1962 Anglo Saxons pride themselves on their cultural contributions to the world. The British consider that they are carrying on the tradition of their ancestry by maintaining these standards in all forms of the arts and sciences. Little did we know when we met lovely Maria [...]

The Pocket Book

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“Carrying a notepad has never been so suave‭. The Hankie Pocketbook adds a touch of elegance and style to your image‭. ‬It is available in a variety of colors to suit your suits‭, and you can write in it too‭.” Can you think of a better name for this than ‘Hankie Pocketbook’? How about Pocket [...]

Luis Ricardo Falero – Spanish Painter

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Luis Ricardo Falero (1851 – December 7, 1896) was a Spanish painter. He specialized in female nudes and mythological and fantasy settings. Most of his paintings contained at least one female nude or topless nude. His most common medium was oil on canvas. Biography Falero was born in Toledo and originally pursued a career in [...]

Citroen DS

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The nickname for these particular models of Citroen in Norway is toad (padde) – Ted Filed under: Automobiles Tagged: Citroen DS, French cars

Otto Lilienthal – The Glider King

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Otto Lilienthal (May 23, 1848 – August 10, 1896) was a German pioneer of human aviation who became known as the Glider King. He was the first person to make well-documented, repeated, successful gliding flights. He followed an experimental approach established earlier by Sir George Cayley. Newspapers and magazines published photographs of Lilienthal gliding, favourably [...]

Join A Pig Club

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As my girlfriend would say: “I don’t need do, I live with one” – Ted Image found at “Donna Lethal” Filed under: Advertising, Food & drinks Tagged: Pig clubs, WW II