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What is the difference between an "antique" and an old piece of junk?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Downeaster, Sep 8, 2020.

  1. designbum

    designbum XS650 Enthusiast

    Another interesting item I’ve acquired is this top of an aircraft piston made into an ashtray. I’ve heard they made these on downtime during the war. C1A1482E-C9E7-4AE7-83B6-3455410823DA.jpeg 092DEB3A-B8F5-4E22-8542-D72F7B1FB697.jpeg 63932D3E-1705-4A21-89A1-E48B33B65463.jpeg
     
  2. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty What should I put here? XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Early in my aviation maintenance career, these piston ashtrays were abundant in every line shack. Piston powered airplanes were long gone, but these remained until smoking was banned. They were made long after the war by airline mechanics.
     
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  3. designbum

    designbum XS650 Enthusiast

    I was a graphic designer in past life and always enjoyed print. Here’s some old things to look at.
     

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  4. kshansen

    kshansen XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

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    The pictures Designbum posted got me to take a look at some 1963 Mechanix Illustrated magazines I have hanging around so here are three scans out of them I thought might be interesting. And for the airplane people on this forum one of the magazines has a write-up on the B-70, was that one ever built?
    Harley 1963 ad01.jpg
    Had to include a Harley ad!
    Covair Spyder01.jpg
    Never owned a Spyder but did own a few Covairs back in the day
    King Midget01.jpg
    Anyone ever see a King Midget in person, they were advertised for many years in these magazines!
     
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  5. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty What should I put here? XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    XB-70 is on display at the Wright-Pat museum in Ohio. I don't remember if they built two or three, but one was destroyed in an accident.
     
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  6. designbum

    designbum XS650 Enthusiast

    My dad had a few Croselys but never a Hotshot.
     
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  7. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    They built 2. The second was destroyed when an F-104 rolled into it during a G E photo op flight. You have no idea how huge that thing is until you stand under it. It's massive. What's amazing is it could cruise at mach 3 for up to an hour..... eating up over 2000 miles.

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  8. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

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  9. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    I watched a documentary about that plane, it was fascinating!
     
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  10. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty What should I put here? XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I remember taxiing the L1011. From the captain's seat, the nose gear was a long way back. To turn into the gate, you had to taxi a good bit past before starting the turn. It took practice, and any mistake could be catastrophic. When I was at the museum looking at the XB-70, I noted immediately that the nose gear was a long, long way behind the pilot. Taxiing that thing may have been a bigger challenge than flying it.
     
  11. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Yeah, had a run and taxi license on the DC-10. Nose gear was about 25ft behind you. In a tight field, you'd be out over the grass before you started the turn. Took a bit of gettin' used to.
     
  12. fredintoon

    fredintoon Fred Hill, S'toon. Top Contributor

    Hi grizld1
    beautiful indeed, even when salvaged from a junkpile by a teenager:-
    Fred on KSS Velocette.jpg
     

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  13. designbum

    designbum XS650 Enthusiast

    Mailman, that's what I would like to know. Solid glass, centering holes on each end, and a wedge I guess would hold tubing or pipe. Overall size is 4.25" x 2" x 1.5" tapering up to the top. Appears to be molded and says Patened January 30-1900, James Adair Sewickley PA, Made In USA. My guess it's some kind of set-up jig for machining or..........
     

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