1181Re: Pop-Pop Steamboats membership
- Jan 5, 2009
I look back at my youth when I first saw the Raytheon Radarange at a Science Show in New Hampshire. I saw a egg cooked on a paper plate. I believe that was in 1947. My grandfather took me to the show as a 4 or 5 year old. A few years later TV dinners hit the scene. They were in the aluminum trays and were rather basic meals. At that time I might have been 10 or 11 years old. My memory took me back the the Radarange and how it might been used with TV dinners. Although I hadn't thought of replacing the aluminum tray with a non metallic one my young mind had tied the microwave to the frozen meals. If I had been older or able to convince an adult of the potential I might have been one of those inovators.
On the Rumsey steamboat. Ben Franklin on a voyage back to the Us from France came up with the jet boat idea, Franklin's sketches show a hand pump. Rumsey replaced the hand pump with a steam engine.
For you History buffs; the 16th President of the US had a patent on a boat design. It's not steam related yet interesting.
Lincoln's idea never grew but Franklin's certainly did. We now have Buehler Turbocraft boats
and the jet skis. That's it...
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Richard Mundy" <coracles18@...> wrote:
> I could also add how many promising inventions never got out of the
> garden shed
> (sorry to go on)
> --- In email@example.com, "Richard Mundy"
> coracles18@ wrote:
> > I can add to this, how much technology etc has been forgotten because
> > it is no longer relevant.
> > An example is the Ironbridge, Shropshire, England.
> > It is known how the sections were cast, but it is speculation as to
> > they actually assembled these to create the bridge. Similarly how
> > the pyramids or stonehenge built?
> > Dick
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