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The good old days and a Boiler Explosion

ttekushanttekushan Member Posts: 901
From November 21, 1929.

Here's the link to the photo at a favorite website of mine,, Click on the picture for a very high res photo.

And an article in the Dunkirk (!) Evening Observer about it. Expand the image and the article is near the bottom of the fourth column.

Which provides a reminder of the benefit of modern controls and also what evening newspapers were for.


  • Hap_HazzardHap_Hazzard Member Posts: 1,349
    Not to mention

    safety doors on elevators.
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  • Robert O'BrienRobert O'Brien Member Posts: 2,930
    Interesting stuff!

    I'm always amazed by the quality of the writing in older newspapers and journals,vastly superior to what you see today and a sad commentary on the literacy of the nation!
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  • SteamheadSteamhead Member Posts: 11,328
    The device in the middle of the street

    with the sight glass on it, looks like some sort of compressor- possibly for the soda fountain? 
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  • SWEISWEI Member Posts: 7,356
    I was wondering about that

    we pulled something vaguely similar out of a hotel basement.  I was hoping one of you guys could tell me what it was used for.

    I believe it was related to one of the Kewanee fire-tube monsters we removed.  Let me see if I can find it and get a photo...
  • cn30cn30 Member Posts: 34

    Yes, I'm pretty sure it's a carbonator for the soda fountain. I found one in the basement of a property I own. It was invented by the Liquid Carbonic Company in 1909. I was hoping it might be worth something.
  • ttekushanttekushan Member Posts: 901
    good call

    I had no idea either. What a great ad.
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