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by Rich Bingham
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Very true Rich. In spite of Dick F.'s unassailable mathematics, there's much difficulty connecting the Canarys to the Klamitboffer family. KD himself was violently allergic to feathers, for one thing. Another hurdle is reconciling the various shades of meaning between calamities and catsasstrophes. ...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2632
Views: 264411

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Dick, your logic in this instance is air-tight. Thank you for this valuable contribution to the history.
by Rich Bingham
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who else has a '26 rumbleseat coupe ?
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Who else has a '26 rumbleseat coupe ?

Probably dust-bowl era, or perhaps last year ?
Seems everyone's coming here lately. :shock:
by Rich Bingham
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2632
Views: 264411

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Burger, your dedication to pure research into the topics relevant to the life and times of Kalamity Dick has made your contributions invaluable. Heinrich and the entire Institute staff wish to extend their grateful appreciation, and as well to all who read these annals and have generously contribute...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2632
Views: 264411

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Perhaps it was a subconscious choice Horner Klamitboffer made based on his given name, or perhaps the night wrangler pulled a prank on him by giving him a bum steer ? In any case, Perry, it was NOT a lot of bull. Two left stirrups made it possible for Horner to mount from either side. Only problem w...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2632
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Kalamity Dick's extended family was pretty much scattered around the country from Mexicali to Nome, and Skagway to Smathers Beach; Bathurst to Lompoc. This accounted for their not exactly being a close-knit tribe. KD was elated to receive a telegram from Horner Klamitboffer, nephew of his third cous...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1910 in Hailey, Idaho
Replies: 4
Views: 251

1910 in Hailey, Idaho

Identify ? Photo notes say the building houses The Wood River Times newspaper.
by Rich Bingham
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trucks an such.
Replies: 13
Views: 742

Re: Trucks an such.

Here's a TT from 1927 (photo date). Eames Trucking
by Rich Bingham
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2632
Views: 264411

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Hooey was one of the first to adapt a carbide lamp to his miner's helmet, but the method (shown in the above photo) did not shed a lot of light, and had the unfortunate side effect of scorching his ears. A benefit, however, was that he never had to pay for a haircut. Errata: Bartholomew just placed ...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2632
Views: 264411

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

The pickled ferret craze actually started with the barrel of ferrets KD and Cuthbert brought back from Washington, D. C. When baggage and freight was unloaded at the Medicine Bow depot, the barrel of ferrets was mistakenly delivered to Ernie's Saloon. The ferrets got loose in the cellar, and thirsty...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2632
Views: 264411

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

That explains the two friends' absence during that period in '03. Thanks, Rich. It also explains Cuthbert's subsequent penchant for saying, "Bully ! Bully for you !" in situations where previously he would have most likely said, "Aw, horseshit." Apparently the delicate diplomacy required to defuse t...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Blockley 30 x 3 tyres
Replies: 19
Views: 1140

Re: Blockley 30 x 3 tyres

Great news ! Thanks for posting that, Steve. I'm sure more information will follow as to how we colonials can order them, expected delivery times, and the actual cost, delivered.
by Rich Bingham
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2632
Views: 264411

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Does anyone know the story of how Kalamity Dick came to impersonate Teddy Roosevelt ? Bartholomew excised this from the Trunk of Values on Ash Wednesday. That's Cuthbert Maddox driving the team, or I'll eat your hat.
by Rich Bingham
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 511
Views: 53838

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Great pix Herb ! Thank you. Looks like seven brand new 9-N Ford tractors !
"Cook by wire" seems an odd slogan now but maybe made sense when electrification was a novelty ? Is that a Packard ?
by Rich Bingham
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Meanwhile in Montana
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: Meanwhile in Montana

Herb, others may know for sure, but I'd be willing to bet the Pope Toledo coach work was wood. I recall reading that Pierce Arrow was remarkable for having cast aluminum body work, and I believe that was a bit later than '05.
by Rich Bingham
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2632
Views: 264411

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Ma Pucker was known throughout the Basin for raising spirits and motivating the depressed with her cheery exhortation "Keep your pecker up !" Few know that Ma Pucker greatly inspired a youthful Ben Turpin before he left the Tri-burgs for Tinsel-town. Eye-crossing contests were popular in the Tri-bur...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Meanwhile in Montana
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Meanwhile in Montana

Identify this "skunk wagon" please ? Photo date unknown, as are the tribesmen.
by Rich Bingham
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 'Sno fun !
Replies: 4
Views: 365

'Sno fun !

Can't tell if it's a T (probably not). And you guys with an 8" snowfall are complaining ?? :lol: :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2632
Views: 264411

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Cuthbert generally held himself aloof of family relationships, no doubt a result of having been orphaned at an early age. Imagine his inner turmoil when his great uncle Carborundum X. Maddox turned up unexpectedly before the annual Saddlestring Snail Festival and unformed him they were related to th...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Paintings that aren't Model Ts
Replies: 118
Views: 18626

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Beautiful play of color ! Makes a stunning painting.

Real life own one ? Big car, big troubles. Fun for some, not for all ! Ts are best for guys like me. Took me 50 years to figure that out. :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2632
Views: 264411

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

The Frizzles' neighbor, Buff Orpington, had a large poultry flock from whence came Zeke, Elmo's cherished pet. Problem was, Zeke regularly left the Frizzle place to romance Buff's hens. Once he was among the flock, Elmo never could tell which rooster was his. As an act of kindness, Buff fashioned th...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2632
Views: 264411

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Good work Herb. Yes indeed, there is a tie-in to the Tri-burg saga. Old Coriander Frizzle loved beer, but detested crowds. Unsociable in the extreme, he began perfecting home brew for his own use, using local mushrooms instead of hops. Ultimately the brew he perfected reached an alcohol content over...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2632
Views: 264411

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

It's worth mentioning that Cuthbert's banana, nut and pickle sandwich spread was also used as a poultice with remarkable healing properties. Applied to bruises and simultaneously ingested in sandwich form, it was nearly as good for one's health as chicken soup.
by Rich Bingham
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedster or not ?
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Speedster or not ?

Photo from c. 1920 claims it's a 1909 model T, but a few items have been changed out. Australia, SW.
by Rich Bingham
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 100 mph Model T Fords ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1236

100 mph Model T Fords ?

'Twas legal if they could do it !! :lol: :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2632
Views: 264411

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

It seems odd there were limericks sorinkled into the mix. By his own admission, Cuthbert never knew any limericks that were not downright dirty. Apparently, the surfeit of topsoil provided the fertility necessary for the trees to sprout. During reforestation efforts of the 1930's the CCC approached ...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Not on the road 5 minutes and look what happened!
Replies: 21
Views: 1580

Re: Not on the road 5 minutes and look what happened!

Moral: some processes are best left to real professionals.
by Rich Bingham
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2632
Views: 264411

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

The successful accidental silo launch prompted several others, the advantage of having a place for the rockets ready and waiting for landing was all too obvious. The regularity of the tandem launches was a boon for Elmo Ferndip, cross-eyed basin sign painter who had botched an order for several "out...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trying to date a photo
Replies: 24
Views: 961

Re: Trying to date a photo

Best one can do is guess. The Model T seems to be a brass car, but not enough shows for me to be very positive of its year of manufacture. Likely 1915-16, possibly earlier. All that does is tell us the photo can't be any older than that. It could be as recent as 1930's, but the ladies' dresses seem ...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 511
Views: 53838

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Here's a really spiffy coach on a White chassis (I think I'm right about this one :oops: )
by Rich Bingham
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 511
Views: 53838

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Herb - OUCH !!
by Rich Bingham
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 511
Views: 53838

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

I'm going blind !!! Couldn't read FWD on the radiator. What a neat truck. Thanks for the additional pictures and info, fellows !
by Rich Bingham
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 511
Views: 53838

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

A really handsome REO. Any idea of the model and year ?
by Rich Bingham
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2632
Views: 264411

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

"Two mushroom moss sandwiches"? Really? KD never consumed more than one mushroom moss sandwich. Overeating played hob with his dyspepsia. On rare occasions he would order two so as to share one with Cuthbert when he forgot the bagels. A funny thing about that. Once Cuthbert showed up at lunch with ...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fix your car, Mister ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1293

Re: Fix your car, Mister ?

That's great, Rich ! Thanks for adding to the story. I've been finding lots of interesting things on an Idaho history forum, this was one. The ad for Studebaker (and Doc Grisman's car) make me think the photo I posted is earlier than 1915. It's fun to speculate.
by Rich Bingham
Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fix your car, Mister ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1293

Re: Fix your car, Mister ?

Larry, I hope you'll post some photos of your stove restoration in the "Off Topic" thread. Maybe others will join in too ! I restored a Great Western parlor stove back in '84. It's been keeping us warm every winter since !
by Rich Bingham
Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hanging Individual Wood Spokes for Painting?
Replies: 39
Views: 1649

Re: Hanging Individual Wood Spokes for Painting?

Whatever the method, wheels are difficult to paint. As I recall from previous posts, wheels were dipped then "spin-dried" in the factory. Like most factory methods, not necessarily practical for the home restorer. I have always painted artillery wheels after assembly, both by spray painting and with...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fix your car, Mister ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1293

Fix your car, Mister ?

Inside the Albright Garage, Moscow, Idaho 1915. Doc Gritman's 1911 (or earlier ?) torn down for a thorough overhaul. That's proprietor Raliegh Albright on the left, he and his helper look very young ! Kids up to speed with the newest methods. I hope those whippersnappers know what they're about !
by Rich Bingham
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2632
Views: 264411

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Regular visitors to this topic have no doubt noticed the hiatus in informative posts through the past week, perhaps the longest pause in over two years. Please do not be alarmed, as we have scarcely scratched surface where the annals of KD's accomplishments and adventures are concerned. Through the ...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Not all Ts were all black !
Replies: 7
Views: 748

Re: Not all Ts were all black !

Steve Jelf wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:04 am
Are the chains for snow, or mud?
It's Idaho Steve. Yes !!
by Rich Bingham
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Not all Ts were all black !
Replies: 7
Views: 748

Not all Ts were all black !

Definitely a using roadster. House paint maybe ?
by Rich Bingham
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Milling Block Deck and Head
Replies: 13
Views: 860

Re: Milling Block Deck and Head

. . . You'll never win an argument on the internet as some expert . . . will know more than all of us combined. :lol: So true ! So often contradictory opinions seem to prevent posts from actually providing good answers to the questions posed. As for re-surfacing heads and blocks, my question is whe...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2632
Views: 264411

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Very often, identifying personalities from photographs presents difficulties for one or another reason; lighting, view angle, focus, all can obscure identifying features past the point of certainty. In this case, one might presume the visible presence of the wire canoe on a flatcar equipped with the...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 511
Views: 53838

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Player pianos ? I could swear that's a load of hay. :lol:

I wonder if the nattily dressed feller pitched that load wearing his straw skimmer and bow tie ? :o

Great picture Herb ! Thanks much.
by Rich Bingham
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: High Wheeler
Replies: 21
Views: 1172

Re: High Wheeler

Rudy, thanks for your post. You deserve a medal for sticking with the Holsman after the tornado tried to take it to Oz !
by Rich Bingham
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Touring Body, Please Help ID
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: Touring Body, Please Help ID

More clues possibly ? Is it sitting on a chassis ? Could the chassis belong to it ? If so, are there any earmarks that could identify the chassis ? There appears to be fenders inside the body (cream colored) if they belong to the body perhaps they will help with an identification. Fun to find such s...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Our kind of demonstration
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Re: Our kind of demonstration

Thanks for that detail Bob !
by Rich Bingham
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Our kind of demonstration
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Re: Our kind of demonstration

:lol: got to love the lucky '13s !! :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Our kind of demonstration
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Our kind of demonstration

I hope Mr. McKrill is demonstrating that the rear seat problems of the 1913 touring car have been solved !! Magic Valley area, Idaho. I'll see if I can find more on McKrill, Ford agent.
by Rich Bingham
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: High Wheeler
Replies: 21
Views: 1172

Re: High Wheeler

They had not yet heard of the Ackermann principle. Perhaps we should discuss that in the KD thread? :lol: Thanks Herb ! One of the things I find most gratifying about this forum is the opportunity to learn so many new things. I had never before heard of the Ackerman Principle, so thanks to you, now...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2632
Views: 264411

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Heinrich and Sebastian just crossed my desk with a wealth of information on Ackermann. It seems he was a very active organization type in the Basin; minutes of the Tri-burg Mudge Chewers Assn., Moss Growers for Better Slurry, and Ernie's Wednesday Night darts team all mention him as being chairman o...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: High Wheeler
Replies: 21
Views: 1172

Re: High Wheeler

Erik, I'm sure you are right. Being a high-wheeler novice I was ignorant of the pertinent facts of the mass of early individual experimenters vs. actual commercial attempts. Wayne's post cleared that right up ! Wayne, the photo came from an Idaho history forum. No date nor any pertinent information,...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: High Wheeler
Replies: 21
Views: 1172

High Wheeler

I never thought of these as actual automobiles and because of that I pretty much overlooked them as I "studied" old cars. Can anyone identify this little cutie ?? No wonder they terrified horses !
by Rich Bingham
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2632
Views: 264411

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

I just can't let a reference to "Gone With the Mudge" pass without remarking on the inspirational scene of the burning of Absaroka. Also, it's a shame Betty Grable never got an Oscar. Her performance in the role of Red Buttons was truly legendary. Many people don't realize the pompano was the inspir...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2632
Views: 264411

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Lots of cross-reference material here. The Spadaford Gang managed to elude capture by holing up on the Paprika Ranch mostly because Sheriff Dumbrow was violently allergic to Paprika, in spite of his Hungarian ancestry. Mudge was a popular chewable in the Basin, mostly because no spittoons were requi...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Aging new reproduction parts
Replies: 3
Views: 513

Re: Aging new reproduction parts

Interesting point of view, Allan. There are probably more than a few of us who somehow relate to the little nuances inherent in old hardware. There's just "something about them" that defies reproduction. Of course, when the original methods (and often materials) are beyond the capability of the mode...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 511
Views: 53838

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

. . . A horse can only maintain a gallup so long. The farm-geared TT could to it all day and never get winded. AND do it with far more load than one could ever haul with a horse . . . Burger, I've always enjoyed your perspectives on "Model Tee-ing" from your point of view as a TT owner who works wi...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2632
Views: 264411

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

The The Saddlestring Gazette ran several ads during this period placed by Slim Cudlip, brand inspector at the Saddlestring stockyards wherein he offered to de-horn helmets of all sizes for $ 1.55 each. Apparently his side business was a brisk one for a time, the ad ran most of the summer. Folks in S...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Not Ford men !
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: Not Ford men !

Thanks Rich. I wish the first photo had been better. Funny, no one seems interested in identifying the breed of horses in the second photo. :lol:
(I think the big drafter is a Belgian 😉)
by Rich Bingham
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Paintings that aren't Model Ts
Replies: 118
Views: 18626

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

A treat to see Rich! Thank you. Suggested title, "Now What ?!?" :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Not Ford men !
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: Not Ford men !

Jenkins' business only a few short years before the above photo:
by Rich Bingham
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Not Ford men !
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Not Ford men !

Here's a fun picture. Not Fords (not Russia either :D ) probably mid-teens ?
Can anyone identify the cars in their "stable" ?

W. S. Jenkins & Sons established the Moscow Livery Stable, made the transition into the motor age and remained in business. I imagine there were many that did as well.
by Rich Bingham
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2632
Views: 264411

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Good. There was a fellow in just now wearing a buffalo horn hat requesting a hall pass. He was stripped to the waist and appeared anxious and in a hurry. I'll let him know. As for the podium, prospective buyers should know it reeks heavily of skunks. A quart of tomato juice in its crankcase should c...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 511
Views: 53838

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Nice to know these trucks had lousy brakes, driving without having a 'headache rack' :lol: Very true. However, it's hard for us moderns to realize just how slow these pioneer trucks actually traveled. Besides not being able to stop on a dime, the beast in the picture probably never traveled above 1...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 511
Views: 53838

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Wayne Sheldon wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:51 am
Ever used one of those posthole augers?
I have.
Yup. Mixed results. Usually ended up doing it the "hard" way. :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 450
Views: 70776

Re: Foto of the Day

Photo dated "1936"
by Rich Bingham
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 511
Views: 53838

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Fenn's Posthole Auger gets a positive review in a Wyoming Farmer issue in 1914. I'm sorry to say I can't agree. :lol: i don't think I've ever seen a commercial body like this - in person or in photos. Great photo, thanks for posting.
by Rich Bingham
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Original Smith Is Good For Our Hobby
Replies: 20
Views: 1545

Re: Original Smith Is Good For Our Hobby

Kudos for Larry are overdue. He's taken flak for being a "purist". A gentleman and a man of few words, he's always generous, willing to help and truly knows his stuff. Thanks as well to our forum members who do likewise. It's not hard to tell who's "the real deal", and we all benefit from their cont...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pressurized radiator
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Pressurized radiator

Pressurizing the system would have more benefit for T owners at higher altitudes. Boiling point lowers to 202F at 5000' of elevation. The problem is that the system was never designed to be pressurized, so most model Ts would probably exhibit leaks in the cooling system they never had before. Fun to...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "T" Parts Terminology
Replies: 11
Views: 806

Re: "T" Parts Terminology

. . . I suppose until modern overhead valve engines became common design, maybe "Henrys" term "pushrod" would have been okay . . . I find it interesting that Buick's 1904 model B was (arguably) the first mass-produced OHV automobile engine. Overhead valves were a Buick hallmark from then on. When i...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2632
Views: 264411

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Good observation. Bears are always dependable. Linus just telefaxed this photo of Wizzborn's wife Clamantha and his daughters Cassava and Aspidistra on a shopping trip in downtown Chugwater, accompanied by their family pet. Linus swears it's a bear, but I have some doubts. If it was a bear, Jackingh...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2632
Views: 264411

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Mongering iron isn't as easy as it looks. So very true, Rich. For our readers' edification Sebastian has transcribed this photo of Mongo Montgolfier at the helm of the "Steel Elephant" which powered the transorbital twist trunions. It's a generally accepted fact in the Tri-burgs that Mr. Montgolfie...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How much water-soluble oil do you put in a Model T radiator?
Replies: 15
Views: 857

Re: How much water-soluble oil do you put in a Model T radiator?

I use one pint.

Remember, all opinions are absolutes, so be sure to follow all forum recommendations to the letter ! :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909: How red was red?
Replies: 14
Views: 1406

Re: 1909: How red was red?

I have spent most of my adult life working with paint, pigments, and the formulations thereof, mostly from the point of view of fine art applications and authentic replications of materials and methods that were concurrent in the carriage and wagon trade c. 1880s-1920s. No matter. Anyone with an opi...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2632
Views: 264411

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Interesting aside, Cliff's brother John slipped on a banana peel outside the Biogram Theater one summer evening in 1935 and broke his sterno. Wanted for multiple parking tickets he was attempting to avoid Officer Quincy Caltrop at the time, but the constable had him dead to rights. More pertinent tr...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A different mode of transportation
Replies: 11
Views: 586

Re: A different mode of transportation

Indeed, Dave. They were still herding the cats at this stage. :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A different mode of transportation
Replies: 11
Views: 586

A different mode of transportation

Harnessing could be stressful.
by Rich Bingham
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 511
Views: 53838

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Here's an odd couple - sheep camp and a state highway GMC truck. I've no idea the year of the truck, trucks always fool me as they tend to look older than their year of manufacture. No explanation or notes on the photo.
by Rich Bingham
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2632
Views: 264411

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

That's a wonderful view of Cuthbert Maddox's corral. KD gifted Cuthbert's hired man Spud Whiffletree with a fine pump organ on the condition that it would be kept and played near the corral, or in the horse barn during inclement weather. That's spade's wife Demelza and their kids in the photo. Demel...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any Reviews on Tractor Paint?
Replies: 13
Views: 1347

Re: Any Reviews on Tractor Paint?

. . . The bad: lots of brush marks, lots of runs, the grey primer shows through in places . . . Not to beat you up or be a smart-alec, Nacho, but regardless the method of application, the paint needs to be the proper viscosity to handle well, flow out, and "set" with an optimal "open time" before d...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm surprised!
Replies: 15
Views: 1395

Re: I'm surprised!

. . . The part of the building it occupies in the above picture is no longer there . . . The entire half of that block west of the alley is no longer there. I should know but don't remember when the old buildings were razed for a new structure and parking lot which housed the US Bank (now indefinit...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm surprised!
Replies: 15
Views: 1395

Re: I'm surprised!

Thanks Hap !!
by Rich Bingham
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I'm surprised!
Replies: 15
Views: 1395

I'm surprised!

Here's a photo of a lineup of early Ts taken on West Center St. in Pocatello, Idaho, date unknown. Our members can doubtless identify the year of the Ts, and whether that's an "N", "R", or "S" at the end if the row. I'm surprised to see evidence of so many early Ts in southeast Idaho. There certainl...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: For TT Lovers
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: For TT Lovers

I'm sure you're right, Steve. Probably happens even when the hitch point is around the frame member as it is in this old photo. Many Ts got "help" hitched around the axle.
by Rich Bingham
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2632
Views: 264411

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Right you are Perry. The game board idea was appropriated by "Mister Melvin", who finally got approval from KD to use it for the game he invented after several thousand boxes had already been printed. KD consented on condition that the critical magneto condyle flux resistance circuit be eliminated t...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: For TT Lovers
Replies: 5
Views: 541

For TT Lovers

Sharp eyes may be able to tell if this is a TT or a truck conversion. Perhaps the year of the plate, photo noted as being an Idaho scene. That plucky little T has a huge load on, kids and all, looks like it's got an additional 2hp up front to help with it.
by Rich Bingham
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motorcycle Oil
Replies: 41
Views: 2405

Re: Motorcycle Oil

As ever, the consensus is: Yes ! Definitely. Use oil in your Model T !!
by Rich Bingham
Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steaming Radiator
Replies: 24
Views: 1285

Re: Steaming Radiator

Frank. Dim light bulb flickering here. :lol: Your concern for the "cold range" of soluble oil seems to indicate your thought is for filling the cooling system with soluble oil ?? Perhaps that's a possibility, but I'm unaware of such use. For my part, I use a pint of soluble oil in Lizzie's cooling s...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steaming Radiator
Replies: 24
Views: 1285

Re: Steaming Radiator

Frank, soluble oil is, well, soluble. It dissolves into the water giving it a milky appearance, and doesn't separate from solution. If it has any capability to lower the freezing point of water it is minimal. Antifreeze it is not ! I've used it in cooling systems for years with good results. Opinion...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shaving a t cylinder head
Replies: 15
Views: 1055

Re: Shaving a t cylinder head

First question for "shaving" a stock head is whether it has been resurfaced in the past (more than once, possibly ?) and how much you think you want to take off. Do the math first. Just how much greater will the compression ratio be when you're done ? Best way to greatly increase the compression rat...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 511
Views: 53838

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Here's a fun photo. Any idea what make truck ? Can anyone make out the license plate ? Supposed to be an Idaho scene.
by Rich Bingham
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2632
Views: 264411

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Curiously, the "witless protection program" evolved from another less-known organizational construct known as the "Windlass Protection Assn." As usual, Kalamity Dick figured large in the narrative. When development of the alpahbet mines progressed to the excavation of stopes and vertical shafts foll...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2632
Views: 264411

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Kalamity Dick was fond of word play. It's no surprise "alligator wrestling" was a triple entender for him. First, was the literal fact ; the Tri-burg Moss Improvement Board had hired him to remove a pair of alligators from the upper terrace pond. No one was sure where the reptiles had come from, but...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drilling steel?
Replies: 28
Views: 1781

Re: Drilling steel?

I agree with Stan. Holes wander off center when haggled out progressively larger. Also agree that you need good tooling. A lot of hardware "hobbyist" bits may work in wood, but not for the machinist. I'm a little surprised no one mentioned annealing a work-hardened piece. Another thing to watch is r...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2632
Views: 264411

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

In the interest of historical backgrounds, it's worth mentioning that Kalamity Dick's inventive genius was a trait that ran strong in the Klamitboffer family. For example, Dick's uncle Columbus Hercules Klamitboffer (aka Uncle Lumby) left his home town in Westconsin for Wyoming in the 1860's. Record...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2632
Views: 264411

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Kalamity Dick rarely had interpersonal difficulties with anyone, which is amazing considering his vast impact on all aspects of Basin industry in those early years. Binford was the sole exception. His conflict with KD centered on the downturn in his business owing to a decrease in salvage sparking r...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Blockley 30 x 3 — almost.
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Re: Blockley 30 x 3 — almost.

Oh boy !! Good news indeed. Thanks for keeping up with this, Steve !
(I do hope they don't change that listed price, though. :lol: )
by Rich Bingham
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Medicine
Replies: 10
Views: 1092

Re: Medicine

Testimonial: A concentrated dose over a four year period was so powerful, I was able to go 50 years without any symptoms of boredom, lethargy, ennui or malaise. However, the addictive properties were so powerful even after half a century, the only thing that would ameliorate the strong cravings, spe...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: For the Record - An Objection
Replies: 18
Views: 1306

Re: For the Record - An Objection

Kaiser wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:39 am
. . . this place is 'a quiet place' to retreat to ;) . . .
Until Marvel Mystery Oil is mentioned ! :lol: