Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Interesting Work



Ladies and gentleman , it is time for you to describe what is going on in this picture.

As far as yesterday's picture, many of you recognized the machine as a Strength of Materials tester. More specifically, this unit is the unit used to calibrated Strength of Materials testers. The machine was housed at the National Bureau of Standards.

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  1. Weather balloon?

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  2. They are releasing a Upper-Air Observations ballon.
    But I'll bet I am wrong. I will wait until the ENM or Tracy tell me for sure what is going on. My explaination seems to simple, and if the goverment is involed there must me a lot more going on than meets the eye.

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    1. He he,,, indeed. I am not sure we'll REALLY know what's going on until Nate resurfaces. :)

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  4. Bob and his brother-in-law Phil, try to get the dish adjusted before The Price is Right comes on. Marge is inside saying "Still fuzzy"

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    1. Sheldon, I think you are on to something but this being old pic. of the day I'd say Marge is watching one of those game shows of the 40's / 50's era, like, "The $64,000 question. Maybe she is watching "Truth or Consequences".

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    2. Sorry Sheldon, you are right. I just looked it up and "The Price is Right" originally aired in 56. So it's a good bet that Marge is trying to watch that show.

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  5. I can't believe this moment was actually caught on film! An unknown passerby assists Captain Morvin J. Stubing of the SS America blowing up a birthday balloon for Yeoman-Purser Bancroft 'Gopher' Smith. Stubing is caught in a uniform faux pas wearing his Dinner Dress Blue jacket with his Full Dress Whites trousers. Stubing insisted he was merely trying to avoid spots on his jacket and the possibility of puncturing the birthday balloon with one of his numerous medals. A closer look reveals another passerby, possibly an accomplice, stealing a birthday loot bag.

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  6. I know what this one is. This wise old man cannot be fooled. More tax dollars at work with government, air experts, Mr K.A Boom and Will Bust. They are attempting to build A perfect balloon that will not float away or loose air and last indefantly. All went well untill Mr Boom and Mr Bust Had a fight and
    pushed each other into the balloon which caused it to bust and go boom.No one knows what happened to the men but rumor has it our government is today still paying their salery.

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  7. It is Project Blue Book attempting to demonstrate their explanation of the UFO crash in Roswell NM.

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  8. HaHaHa! That's my dad (with the moustache) and my uncle (back to camera) tying up my birthday balloon for my tenth birthday. In the background is my older brother Fred, aged 15, who is getting the black paint ready to paint the number 10 on my birthday balloon. He has already tested the black paint on his left trouser leg and this can plainly be seen in the photo. In later life my brother Fred became something of a capitalist strike-breaking kind of guy and his obvious tactic of painting one trouser leg black soon sorted the men from the boys. This led to both fame and infamy for my brother Fred. Because of local conditions in our town we never acknowledged him on his visits home when he wore his strange trousers even though many local business leaders bought him cigars and drinks. I still don't know just what was going on and I'm now ninety-five, you know.

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  9. Weather balloon being released by weather bureau personell. At some airports in the 1950's where there was no weather bureau, the balloons were released by FAA employees. The ones I saw were always red but this one looks very white.

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  10. PERSONNEL! Need spell check.

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  11. Number Three Seventh Four and Number Five Eighty Six, residents of a less affluent section of The Village, launch one of their search balloons to retrieve Number Six, who has embarked on yet another of his futile escape attempts.

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  12. Is this a creative writing class, in disguise? lol! I enjoy all the tall tales! keep them coming!

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