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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Ryan, Jun 22, 2020.
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Power For The Air Age
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I think I have more... But to get us started...
Kindigit, restored one it was a massive undertaking
As mentioned, but there is nothing like having the images of when the World first saw the future with amazement.
Can you imagine seeing a jet engine and thinking 'That vacuum cleaner can make a plane go?".
Remember back then, unless you were in the Military, you had never flown in a plane, that was for the rich, they took buses to travel.
The guys that worked at the big three from that time frame are so interesting to talk with; sorry to hear of his passing.
Condolences to Chet's family.
@Ryan Do you have any pictures of Chet Cochrane with the GM Futurliner?
Ryan, I got that damned virus. I’m afraid this is the end for me, but it’s comforting in some ways to know how it does all end. I’m at peace and writing to let you know, you can stop looking for those photos.
Holy crap, That email gave me goose-bumps. What a gracious thing to send...basically saying:
"I'll be leaving you soon my friend...I'm OK with it, and I want you to be OK with it too".
A selfless act of kindness. He must have been quite a gentleman.
Chilling. RIP Chet
A true gentleman even at death's doorstep. RIP Chet.
Chilling indeed. May we all be so prepared.
I have several photos in my archives of the GM Futurliner "Power For The Air Age" display ... but these are the only four (4) you haven't already posted:
Lecturer explains the parts of the full size cutaway Allison jet engine and the theory behind jet propulsion.
Lecturer shows the power of jet engines at the Allison display. A flame can be seen shooting out the back of this model.
a COLOR pic of the "Power For The Air Age" display
NOTE: Kris @loudpedal Elmer helped to restore the GM Futurliner #3 when he worked at Kindig It Designs ... perhaps Kris knows of the whereabouts of some circa 1954 photos of Mr. Cochrane's original display ... ???
Man that display with the globe and the various aircraft would look too cool hanging on my garage wall.
I sure hope somebody's got it!
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