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Old February 1st, 2010, 09:26 AM   #1
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I have tons




This is in Green Field Village. its one of the oldest surviving homes in the U.S. dating from the 1640's



Buck Minster Fuller's Dimaxion House. it was built in Kansas in the old Cessna factory after WWII. he build several but only a couple survive today. this one was built from two the Henry Ford Museum acquired.




More from the Village. this is Harvey Firestone's Family farm.
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wonder what the precursor may have been to the Jeep?



The Gray wagon in the center is a real Conestoga wagon from the 1840's. that is the Jeep of it day.



I'll jump ahead a bit. this is a 1920 Old's pick up. its still in all original trim
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http://www.animatedengines.com/newcomen.shtml

You will need the link above to understand the next part.




the engine Above is one of the first operable steam engines. it was built by Thomas Newcomen around 1705 this engine was used in an English Coal mine to move water out
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Nice example of a Dutch style windmill saved by the museum.
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they have a lot of cool stuff there
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This one of the massive engine/gene-sets from the old Park Street plant in Highland Park. it had 9 of these giant two cylinder steam powered monsters. I am standing by the operator station on the top center in the pic. this ones at the Henry Ford

if you look beyond me the flywheel is visible in the distance about 40 feet away.
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These were some of the nicer Slave quarters for their time in History. they are well built and made of brick with a very nice sleeping loft. These are approx. 350-400 square foot.
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I have to say this the car that built America. if it weren't for the Model T things may have been very different. this shows all the peices that went into them. Henry even required his suppliers to send the shipping pallets to his specs. he reused the wood in the cars already pre cut to size.
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Lets start off here in Ohio's Wright Brother's Cycle shop. it is the home to American Aviation.




If you know your Wright Brother stuff this is the shop they built the major items for the first 4 of their designs. the pieces in the back ground are mostly D model parts under construction.
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That's really cool , I love museums and history.

Sadly I have no pictures.
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Here is one of two Wright D model copies the museum has. the other is in the Museums lobby hanging above everyone as they come in.




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Curtis "Jenny" engine. after WWI these were a dime a dozen per-say. they were selling used decommissioned planes for as little as $25.00. the people who were buying them such as circuses had huge Barnstorming shows. they destroyed thousands of these plane doing so that is why there are so few left.

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This is one the finer examples of experimental planes in Henry's collection


One of Henry's advertising planes


This is an early Ford Tri Motor


This is a Mail delivery plane



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I have to say this the car that built America. if it weren't for the Model T things may have been very different. this shows all the peices that went into them. Henry even required his suppliers to send the shipping pallets to his specs. he reused the wood in the cars already pre cut to size.
I wrenched on the 'tear apart' Model T over the 4th, it was supposed to be for kids, but there were not any around.

I have a few thousand pictures from there.

Interesting thing about that green mail delivery plane... it has been crashed something like 4 times or more.
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very nice. i have tons from the forts at Mackinac Island, maybe i'll get ambitious and post some up.
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well some stuff you just can't get close enough to. I have been privileged enough to see this plane rebuilt. I saw it in the hanger at the Yankee Air force place at Willow Run Air port years and years ago. they had just acquired it and the big Cyclone 9 were in unknown condition at the time. I remember the big orange tags that said do not start!. the thing was stripped to the bones. if I can find my pics from then I'll post them up.



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Cadillac from about 1910 or so


1963 Chrysler Turbine. you car see more of this at www.allpar.com


999 Ford race car. this is the one Barny Oldfield drove


1941 Daimler V16 car


1910 Mitchel


1962 Mustang Proto Type


Its a Bus!


Rolls Royce


Here is some old Fire equipment.
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The Rocket! dated 1829 http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/RArocket.htm

Here is the Copy Henry Had made for his Museum. there were no blueprints so they reverse engineered the whole thing from the one in the museum they had. Henry spared no expense getting his copy of the original.


this was built by the same company as the original. and its a full operational unit.


Here is another English engine from about 1840



this big guy is about 200tons. I will have to get the info as I have forgot it all



Ever wonder where the term "riding coach" came from? here you go.
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This is the Round House out in the Green Field Village.









That is the inside of the train shop. the last big engine is out of service but its a nice piece as are the rest. The Edison engine below is full functional and runs on the rail around the village

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B25 made in Willow Run , experimental pusher, and a Seaking



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Wright Model D in the upper left , and an F-14


F-18




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