Image from page 521 of “India rubber world” (1899)

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Image from page 521 of “India rubber world” (1899)
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Identifier: indiarubberworld31phil
Title: India rubber world
Year: 1899 (1890s)
Subjects: Rubber industry and trade
Publisher: [Philadelphia, Bill Brothers Publishing Corp.]
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REVISED PRICE LIST :b..^iil-:e]-2-s i^tt^ibibis ibisiijsxies PER DOZ.Baileys Rubber Bath Brush, .20 ** * Shampoo 6.60 ** Complexion 4.40 Petite Complexion Brush, 2.00 Facial Brush, 4.40 Hand 4.40 Toilet 2.20 Tooth Na I, 2.20 Bai PER DOZ.eys Rub.Tooth Brush, No. 2, J2.75 Manicure Brush, 220• Sewing Fingers, 3.85 gro Teething Ring, Heel Cushion, Soap Dishes, Trumpet, Bubble Blower, .822.202.201.20 .82 PER DOZ. Baileys Rub. Glove Cleaner, $ .82 Masge Roller, 4.40 doz Duplex BodyComplexion Soap,Skin Food, 8.80 doz. 17.60 doz, • 75 doz. 4.00 doz. Baileys Wont Slip Crutch Tip, (all sizes) .10 per doz. All Goods sent prepaid by us. C. J. BAILEY & CO. MANUFACTURERS AND PATENTEES Size 3 X 5 in. 22 BOYLSTON STREET BOSTON MASS. U. S. A. XVI THE INDIA RUBBER WORLD [April i, 1905. THE REPUBLIC RUBBER COMPANY YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO.

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THE HOST MODERN MECHANICAL RUBBER GOODS FACTORY IN EXISTENCE. THE MITZEL RUBBER CO. ARRON, O., u s A. Factory: Carrollton, O. HigK Grade SEAMLESS, SEAMCD AND MOULDED GOODS Goods for CUSTOMERS HXCUUSIVELT a Specialty ALL GOODS GUARANTEEDWrite for Samples and Prices Mention The India Rubber World wTien vaa, write. THE PURE GUM SPECIALTY CO., B A R B E RTO N , OHIO. MANUFACTURERS DRUGGISTS RUBBER SUNDRIES AIR GOODS. CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED. MATTSON RUBBER CO. Office and Factory, No. 26 West Broadway, N. Y. ESTABLISHED 187S Moulded and Special Rubber Goods 1702-10 Randolph st., Stamp Gum and Sponge Rubber Rubber Goods for Hat Manufacturers UnvulcanizedCompoundsforthe Trade Dress Shield Materials, Etc. Correspondence solicited SYRINGE BOXES OF WHITE WOOD, BASS, OAK, ASH, &c FINEWORK.. LOW PRICES PROM PT SH IPMENT. Estimates and Samples Furnished on Application. ALaO ANY OTHER KINO OF FANCY WOOD BOXES MADE TO ORDER Extensive Facilities enable us to Guarantee Satisfaction. Henry H. Shel

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Nice China Injection Moulding photos

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A few nice china injection moulding images I found:

Factory visit
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Shenzhen. November 2016.

Visiting an injection mold factory.

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Shenzhen. November 2016.

Visiting an injection mold factory.

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Shenzhen. November 2016.

Visiting an injection mold factory.

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Nice China Two Color Molds photos

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Those Who Believe in God Should Submit to Him
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Image by Seth Drum…

Almighty God’s Word "Those Who Believe in God Should Submit to Him"

Almighty God says, "The key to submission to God is the capacity to receive the newest light, accept it and put into practice; that is true submission. If one does not have such will to thirst for God, one cannot attain submission to God in his heart; instead one will resist God due to his satisfaction with his current status. One cannot submit to God because one is preoccupied by what one originally has, which has molded various conceptions within, leading to different imaginations of God. These have become images of God in human mind. Therefore, one believes in one’s own conceptions, one’s own imagined standard. If you measure the God who performs actual work today with your own imaginary God, then your faith comes from Satan; such faith is colored by your personal preference, and God does not want such faith. One who believes in God in this manner will not receive commendation from God, no matter how senior he is, how much he has spent, even if he has exerted his entire life to do God’s work, to the point of martyrdom. God only gives him a little grace for his temporary enjoyment. Such people simply cannot practice the truth and the Holy Spirit will not work in them; God will eliminate such people one by one. No matter whether one is old or young, if one believes in and yet will not submit to God, or has a wrong motive, then he is a person who resists and causes disruption. Doubtlessly such people are targets of elimination. For those who do not submit to God at all, but only acknowledge the name of God and feel a bit the kindness and loveliness of God, yet who cannot follow the footsteps of the Holy Spirit nor submit to the present work and word of the Holy Spirit, they live in God’s grace but cannot be gained and perfected by God. God’s perfection of man is through man’s submission, through man’s eating and drinking and enjoying the word of God, and through painful refinements in his life. Only through such faith can one be transformed in his disposition, and gain true knowledge of God. One is not satisfied with just living in the grace of God, but takes the initiative to thirst after and seek the truth, working toward being gained by God; this is conscious submission, which is the faith God truly wants."

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The Chevrolet Corvette – The Dream of Every Red Blooded American Male

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There is little doubt about it the Corvette is an icon of the American sports auto scene. A forerunner to what became a whole genre in US cars. It spawned many progeny and whole sets of the US automotive field and indeed whole ranges of models at the other 2 domestic automotive companies onshore in America and even some of the exotic imports. Yet few often relate Corvettes and the exotic Corvette “Stingray” to the Chevrolet Division of General Motors or even simply as a Chevy product. Corvettes seem to reign in their own world, with their own market and product image and yet capture most American males as their dream vehicle. You wonder indeed why now there is not a Corvette SUV model at factory dealer Chevrolet showrooms. Yet what is the history and historical development of the product?

Indeed Chevrolet’s interest in the two seater sport car motoring in modern time’s dates from 1951, when styling Chief Harley Earl was just beginning to think and indeed dream about such machines. The first mock up of a new two-seater car to be called “Corvette” was completed early on in 1952. General Motors rushed it into production at the beginning of 1953 and it became a “cult-car, North America’s only domestic sports car, only of for the exception of the less exotic on the road Ford Thunderbirds of the mid 1950’s, ever since. In 1953 apart from its short wheelbase and overall very sporty looks and appeal, its major technological innovation, at its inception, was a non-metallic fibre-glass body shell. Seen now as a major innovation for Corvette and a credit to Chev engineers – instead it was borne out of logistical necessity to save vital time in tooling between a somewhat delayed decision to go ahead with the project and time span of first deliveries to Chevrolet dealerships out in the field.

Since 1953 to present there have basically all in all been four basic classic Chevrolet Corvette styling runs of products and models. This includes the first run of what might be called “bulbous” machines of the year between 1953 and 1962. Next in the lineup were the classic machines to die for – that is the Corvette Stingray models which saw production output between the years of 1962 to 1967. In the middle what could be described as the “even more Europeanized “cars of 1967 through to 1984.

It is often forgotten but in terms of engines and power plants the first Corvettes had not powerful V-8s but rather the “Blue Flame” in-line six cylinder engines. True V08 were not introduced into the lineup until 1955 and then not as standard but as a factory option. This was speedily followed by fuel injection in 1957, four-speed transmission and limited slip differential – both of which again being sold not as standard material but rather as factory “options”. It’s amazing how the product grew both as a powerful icon on the road and as a vehicle models itself. It was as if marketing back in Detroit Chevrolet head office was clueless to its market and what customers “wanted”.

Yet to their credit – or perhaps due to internal squabbling and infighting in Chevrolet Division management meetings the product rolled on to evolve into what it became – the very concept and emblem of the powerful American car on the roads and highways of America. It seems that at that point every red blooded American male had as their dream car – a “Corvette”.

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Ordering Bulk Stress Balls For Effective Business Promotion

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One of the most popular promotional products for businesses nowadays is the stress ball, also known as stress toys or stress relievers. There are some good reasons for this little item to become a great imprinted promotional gift and here are few of these reasons.

* Quite affordable to make and that makes them “budget-friendly” for businesses
* Small and light-weight make them easy to send through mails or carried in bulk to events without much of a hassle
* The large number of shapes and styles of these balls that are available makes it easy to find the right shaped ball to perfectly represent the business
* Squeezing the ball is a fun activity, and in the process the user squeezes out the pent-up stress that forms within all through the day

Due to stress becoming an increasingly big health problem among Americans, there is a sharp rise in interests in them. Most of the jobs nowadays are mentally and physically challenging and taxing. This is amply proved, knowing the fact that people sitting in a cubicle, or standing for hours, etc., have met with this stressful experience while working during the day. It is in these situations that squeezing a ball could come as a great relief from carpal tunnel syndrome, mental anxiety or an involuntary urge to throw whatever is near at hand at co-workers.

These balls are made from polyurethane foam rubber, making the ball as a malleable “toy”. The ball is made by inserting foam as liquid component into a mold. As the foam goes inside the mold, a chemical reaction takes place that forms a byproduct of carbon dioxide, and that leads to the formation of foam. Nowadays, we can find stress balls that are made from sand-like product or gel, with a covering of cloth or rubber skin, and also balls that are glittering, vibrating, yo-yo and much more types.

Businesses also make use of custom stress ball that perfectly promotes the business it represents or the cause for which it has been made to be used. By putting the company logo on the ball, one can get custom stress balls to specifically promote the cause for which the ball has been created. However, one needs to pay some extra pay to get custom stress balls. This is due to the fact that you get an exclusive right to the shape of the ball so formed. Otherwise, the factory gets the right to the new shape so made. The time taken to produce custom-shaped balls is around 18 weeks, though one needs to order a minimum quantity to get custom stress balls.

If you are looking to find the right shape and size of ball for your specific needs, it would do well to do some research. There are many suppliers of stress balls and browsing the internet would help you in finding these manufacturers. Most of the online suppliers prefer to sell bulk stress balls, though for that they then need a minimum quantity or order of the balls. It is possible to buy this ball with or without the business logo on them. However, if you are looking to buy few of these gift items or are an avid collector, you would find it hard to buy them online. It however must be noted that stress balls are not real toys, though they are popularly known as “stress toys”. This gift item is an advertising item that is meant for adult use and children should never use them as toy item.

A great way to promote your brand or company is doling out promotional items to potential customers. However, not all items that are out there as promotional items could be given away, as not all these items could make a good intended impression on the user about your business or cause. Many of these items are expensive as well that make them unfit to be used as marketing campaign on a larger scale. Stress ball remains as an important item that could be used as giveaway. Order bulkstress balls to the supplier and make an effective impact on your potential customers.

Now make your business campaign a success by ordering bulk stress balls from 1001 Stress Ball, the leader in the industry.

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The aftermath of Bloody Sunday – a diffusion of anger

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The aftermath of Bloody Sunday – a diffusion of anger
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A description of how the Bloody Sunday killings set off an unprecedented wave of protests in the 26 Counties – and prompted words but no action from Jack Lynch’s government. By Jack Madden.

When news of Bloody Sunday spread throughout Ireland the initial anger grew into a massive groundswell of public resentment against British rule which was dissipated only by the false promise of drastic action by the Fianna Fail government in a spate of all too familiar cynical verbalising.

Within hours of the Derry murders, a 50-strong picket had been placed on the British Embassy in Merrion Square and Sinn Fein called for the immediate release of republican prisoners held in jails in the 26 Counties.

Realising the potential impact of the atrocity, FF premier Jack Lynch issued a statement:

“Even if they (the marchers) were in technical breach of the recently imposed ban on demonstrations, this act by British troops was unbelievably and savagely inhuman.’’

It was a sentiment echoed by Fine Gael leader Liam Cosgrave, who demanded “a political solution that will get the British Army out of this country for ever’’.

Labour Party leader Brendan Corish condemned “the brutal and barbarous killings by the British army’’, adding that his foreign affairs spokesperson, Conor Cruise O’Brien, would be going to London “to meet Harold Wilson to seek his support for an international inquiry’’.

ticipating the anger which Bloody Sunday would arouse, the Irish Times editorial on Monday 31 January 1972, attacked the Heath government in Britain for demonstrating “all the talent for arrogance, blindness and malevolence that an imperial power in decline manifests when faced with a small but determined people’’.

It continued: “The revulsion which has been felt at some of the earlier British misdeeds will be as nothing compared to the tidal wave of feeling that Derry’s 13 dead will set in motion. It will not be confined to Ireland. England’s name must spell shame around the world today and with it Mr Heath’s.’’.

Later that day, a crowd of 5,000 protestors converged on the British Embassy in Dublin in a spontaneous demonstration of anger. Petrol-bombs, bricks and stones were used to smash most of the embassy’s windows, but the well-protected building could not be set alight – yet.

Such spontaneity was reflected elsewhere in the country, particularly in Dundalk, Limerick, Galway, Carrickmacross and Cork. Tens of thousands of workers downed tools and held parades through these and other towns, parades which, although unplanned and uncoordinated, signified the rising tide of anger and emotion.

The Cork protest began early on Monday morning when 400 dockers left work. Their action quickly snowballed and thousands more poured out from the Pfitzer, Ford, and Roofchrome factories and from building sites and CIE garages, all converging on Cork city centre. According to one news report: “So many marches were taking place that at times columns of protesting workers passed each other in the streets going in opposite directions.’’

University students joined, and sometimes led, these demonstrations. In Galway they closed the college and then led a parade through the city to a public meeting in Eyre Square before occupying the local offices of United Dominion Trust for two hours.

A meeting of staff and students in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth called for the total withdrawal of British troops from Ireland. Interestingly, they also made a point of regretting the college’s “own inactivity and the apathy of the government and people’’ of the twenty-six counties “which has contributed to the continuation of injustice and oppression’’.

GAA president Pat Fanning summarised the rising tide of unity:

“Bloody Sunday has drawn the Irish people together. The point of no return has been reached and passed. That is the victory of those who were so cruelly and callously done to death on the streets of Derry.’’

Waterford’s Mayor Tim Galvin announced a day of mourning in the city, Leitrim county councillors and staff held a vigil outside Carrick-on-Shannon Courthouse, while other councils in Kerry, Kildare, Laois, Westmeath, Kilkenny, Clare and Monaghan joined the chorus of condemnation.

At a meeting of Carrickmacross Urban District Council that night, Francie O’Donoghue, later a Workers Party councillor and a virulent opponent of the hunger-strikers and the Republican Movement, laid a revolver on the council table and announced that “the only way to talk to the British Army is through the barrel of a gun’’.

The call for the release of republican prisoners was repeated at this and other council meetings, while in Mountjoy Jail, 16 POWs began a 24-hour hunger-strike demanding their release “so that we can go to the aid of our fellow countrymen in the Six Counties’’.


Faced with a situation which was getting out of control, Jack Lynch was forced to act. Besides the almost comical announcement that 100 FCA men were being sent to the border, and that the army had plans to recruit 2,500 men, the government at no time considered sending troops across the border.

Following an emergency meeting of the Fianna Fail Cabinet and another meeting between the three party leaders, a series of diplomatic moves were announced. Foreign Affairs Minister Patrick Hillery was despatched to the United Nations to try and win backing for the government against Britain, while the Irish ambassador to London, Donal O’Sullivan, was recalled to Dublin.

Lynch released a five-point programme which, he said, would have to be agreed to by the British before full diplomatic relations would be resumed. This programme involved:

1. The immediate withdrawal of British troops from Derry and from other areas in the North where there is a high concentration of Catholics;

2. The cessation of the harassment of the minority in the North;

3. The end of internment without trial;

4. A declaration of Britain’s intention to achieve a final settlement of the Irish question;

5. The convocation of a conference for this purpose.

Later that Monday evening, in an interview with BBC’s Panorama programme, Lynch retreated from his earlier tough talk, admitting that the recall of the ambassador did not mean that diplomatic relations were being broken off.

Worried at the prospect of an upsurge of support for the IRA, Lynch, Cosgrave and Corish discussed the establishment of an all-party Northern committee, while later, in a televised `address to the nation’, Lynch announced that finance would be given to nationalist organisations such as the SDLP and Civil Rights Association “who are working peacefully to achieve freedom from unionism’’.

He continued: “Our policies and our reactions must be taken calmly and with determination. The Irish people can rely on Dail Eireann and the government in this regard.’’

This claim was noted by one media commentator, who said:

“When the Dail last met to solemnly debate the North, newspapers found it necessary to point out that quorum bells had to ring to summon a sufficiency of deputies to the chamber.’’


Genuine moves of solidarity came, however, particularly from the trade unions, many of which asked their members to stop work on Wednesday 2 February to coincide with the funerals of Derry’s victims. The ITGWU described Bloody Sunday as “one more in the long list of savage and inhuman acts perpetrated on the people of Ireland by the forces and agents of the British crown’’.

In Dublin, where Conradh na Gaeilge called for a boycott of British goods – a call which led to the withdrawal of British manufactured foodstuffs from shops and supermarkets – most activity centred on the British Embassy.

Throughout Monday crowds of workers, students, socialists, republicans and people of no particular political affiliation, gathered in Merrion Square, listening to speeches from, amongst others, Paul Tansey, a student leader.

Urging his audience to take stronger action than marches to force the government to “demand the total withdrawal of British troops’’ and to “break off diplomatic relations with the UK if the British government is unwilling to co-operate in this policy’’, his speech was typical of the general reaction.

Indeed, Cork’s Lord Mayor TJ O’Sullivan, in a personal statement to workers who handed him protest notes, went even further, saying: “If they want murder, they’ll have murder – one of theirs will go for each of ours!’’


Tuesday began as Monday ended, with ever-increasing protests. British newspapers were left lying at Dublin Airport, where workers refused to handle them, and, following the example of Galway dockers who refused to handle a British ship, dockers in Rosslare insisted that the Union Jack be removed from the British Rail ferry.

Sympathy notices appeared in the newspapers lined with heavy black borders. In later days, such notices were to fill up to three pages in the Irish Times, as did notices announcing the cancellation of concerts and plays as a mark of respect for Derry’s dead.

Bombing incidents against both the British Embassy and British-owned premises in Dun Laoghaire, Waterford and, at a later stage, Mayo, became a feature of the protest action from Tuesday onwards, a phenomenon which no establishment politician commented on until after Wednesday’s funeral, when they used such attacks to justify an increasingly conciliatory line with the British.

Political activity by these politicians centred on the continued `diplomacy’ of Hillery, who arrived in New York for a meeting with UN Under Secretary General Chakravarthi Narasimhma. Far from the constraints of party discipline, he felt free to make statements which actually got to the root of Ireland’s British problem.

He said his mission in going to the UN was “to end the reign of terror which Britain is perpetrating on our people… What has been done in Ireland by the British is an affront to justice in the world. If they get away with it this time, we can have little hope for justice.’’

Asked about his attitude to the IRA, he replied: “The IRA are not for me to explain. They are a response to Britain’s policy.’’

Already, by Tuesday evening, the first diplomatic initiative of an Irish party leader collapsed, when Conor Cruise O’Brien failed to secure an international inquiry, the British deciding to appoint Lord Widgery to lead a whitewash on the Derry massacre.


Wednesday was a day of unprecedented national mourning with shops, factories, schools and offices closing as a mark of respect while Derry buried its dead. Thousands attended marches, rallies and religious services while the politicians converged on Derry to deprive ordinary people of their rightful place at the funeral service.

In the South, attention again focused on the British Embassy. From early morning, crowds arrived in Merrion Square. A huge demonstration arrived from Parnell Square. Led by marchers carrying 13 coffins and a muffled drum, they carried hundreds of placards demonstrating their opposition to British rule in the North.

As the marchers, who were joined by thousands more along the route, reached the embassy, they watched as a Union Jack and the effigy of a pig were burnt. A short while afterwards, the steel shutters protecting the building were smashed and a few well-aimed petrol bombs set it alight and the ensuing flames gutted the embassy.

Faced with so great a crowd, the gardai made only a half-hearted attempt to intervene. Even the British ambassador, John Peck, was unperturbed, expressing amazement that it hadn’t been burnt sooner. Later that evening, during another march to the embassy, an attempt to petrol-bomb the British Passport Office led to repeated baton-charges by the gardai.


Throughout the twenty-six counties, protests, if less dramatic than that at the British Embassy, were nevertheless further proof that the Irish people wanted firmer action from the Dublin government. But, as the editorial in the Irish Times commented, the purpose of the day’s protests “was, calculatedly, an opportunity for people to let off steam’’.

Although Conor Cruise O’Brien continued his meetings with British politicians, including Home Secretary Reginald Maudling, to whom he confided that he no longer believed that the retention of British troops in the North was acceptable, and although Hillery continued his mission “to win friends and influence governments’’, Wednesday, the day of the funerals, marked the last day of even token government opposition to the British.

By Thursday morning, a full apology for the embassy burning had been handed to the British authorities through the Department of Foreign Affairs, and compensation for the damage was promised. Jack Lynch met British ambassador John Peck in what were described as “friendly and cordial discussions’’ before he delivered a speech in Leinster House analysing the protests.

He commented: “A small minority, men, who, under the cloak of patriotism sought to overthrow the institutions of the state, infiltrated what was a peaceful demonstration … and fomented violence.

“In the days immediately ahead, there is no doubt that [they] will seek to play on the sympathies and emotions of ordinary decent people to secure support for their own actions and objectives… Those who seek to usurp the functions of government will meet with no toleration.’’

As if to emphasise that republicans could expect no change in the hostility of the authorities, seven republicans appeared in a Monaghan Court charged with possession of weapons in County Louth a week earlier.


Instead of concentrating on steps to be taken against the British for Bloody Sunday, the Leinster House leaders suddenly shifted attention towards the next big Civil Rights march in Newry the following Sunday, at once raising the expectancy that another tragedy would occur and at the same time taking the public mind off the events in Derry.

Despite denials from Patrick Hillery that his approaches to the UN and the Canadian and French governments were rebuffed, it was quite clear that Lynch’s much-vaunted `diplomatic pressures’ had ended as a damp squib with no international outcry against the British.

Nor was the `five-point programme’ pursued, and, as the days passed without any British response, the government again crawled back in the hope that talks might be arranged at an unspecific date in the future.

Newry passed without incident and with it the momentum which had built over the previous week. There was no release of republican prisoners, no march across the border to challenge British rule in part of Ireland, and no change from the few limited protests which the Dublin government had felt it politic to make.

By making these protests, Lynch, Corish and Cosgrave had effectively created the illusion that progress was imminent and this, no doubt, satiated many of those who, as they saw it, believed that something was being done and that the government could pressurise the British.


But what of the hundreds of thousands who demanded more drastic action and marched through the streets of Ireland? No doubt the three-days of mass protests was an effective means of reducing the emotional fervour of the people. Such intense emotion could not be sustained and, because the Republican Movement was unprepared to garner and mould this emotion into positive political action, the opportunity which had tragically presented itself was lost. It must be remembered, however, that the efforts of republicans, who had a short time before been forced to rebuild the Movement after the desertion of erstwhile comrades, were mainly concentrated on the war effort in the occupied Six Counties.

But there can be no doubt that the national consciousness raised by Bloody Sunday was cynically defused by the Dublin government.

Tudor Grange House – off Blossomfield Road, Solihull
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I’ve been meaning to get photos of this house for a while. As it was where Alfred Bird of Bird’s Custard lived.

It is Tudor Grange House and it is off a side road off Blossomfield Road in Solihull

It is Grade II* listed.

I wonder if there is anywhere else that you can take it from? Not sure if you can see it from Tudor Grange Park or not.

Tudor Grange House and Stable Block – Heritage Gateway

A large suburban house with attached stable block. It was designed and built in 1887 in a loosely Jacobean style by Thomas Henry Mansell of Birmingham for the industrialist Alfred Lovekin with panelling by Plunketts of Smith Street, Warwick. The house is of red stretcher bond brick with ashlar dressings and a tiled roof and has two storeys with attics and basement. The stable block is T-shaped in plan and attached to the west side of the house.

EXTERIOR: The northern entrance front has a near-symmetrical centrepiece which is recessed at first floor level and above but which has a projecting three-bay porch to the ground floor with door to the right. At either side are projecting, gabled wings and these and the central bay all have shaped outlines to their gables. The windows to the ground and first floors are mullioned and transomed, and there are projecting bay windows to the ground floor at either side. There are panels of carved stonework, particularly around the porch, featuring strapwork and grotesque masks. A further bay to the east then joins to the low wall screening a service court and this in turn joins to the stable block. Extending to the west is a single-storey range of two bays added by Sir Alfred Bird with a square bay window and small, elaborately-carved oriel capped by a battlemented parapet. The garden front is composed with deliberate asymmetry, having five bays with shaped gables to the left of centre and far right and a canted and square bay, each of two storeys, as well as a single-storey bay to the far right. At the west end is a low screen wall which connects to the stable block. To the far east is a portion of walling, the southern side of which was formerly inside the conservatory. Attached to this are concrete containers attached to the wall which are moulded in immitation of rock. The skyline on both principal fronts has a very full array of clustered octagonal chimneys with moulded caps. The balustrade at the top of the wall has moulded balusters and the balustrade piers are surmounted by statues personifying a variety of figures including Hercules, Brutus and William the Conqueror some of which were carved by White’s, according to George Noszlopy, who has identified the overall scheme as based on late C16 and early-C17 English engravings of heroes from Greek mythology, Roman Emperors and characters from English legend, some of which were added by Sir Alfred Bird who employed Robert Bridgeman.

The opening of the Birmingham-Oxford Railway in 1852 caused the initial expansion of Solihull’s urban area and throughout the later C19 and much of the C20, the borough has expanded to become an affluent commuter suburb of Birmingham. Tudor Grange was built for Alfred Lovekin of Adie & Lovekin, jewellers and silversmiths in 1887. The company manufactured a wide range of silver fancy goods at the end of the C19 and had a factory in Regent Street, Hockley. In 1894 they commissioned Mansell & Mansell to design a new factory for them at 23, Frederick Street, Birmingham which became known as `Trafalgar Works’ (Grade II).
Lovekin’s wife died in 1900 and in 1901 the house was sold to Alfred Bird, son of the founder of Bird’s Custard Company. He enlarged the house, adding the library and a sizeable conservatory to the east, and had Blossomfield Road moved northwards, away from the entrance front, and built a new entrance lodge at the end of the re-configured drive. He also employed Robert Bridgeman to ornament the house with statuary and furnished it with an extensive art collection which included paintings and also with panels of C16 and C17 Flemish stained glass, which survive in situ. Alfred Bird became M.P. for Wolverhampton West in 1910. In 1920 he was knighted and in 1922, the year of his death, he was made a baronet. His widow lived on at Tudor Grange until her death in 1943 and the house is believed to have been used as a Red Cross auxiliary hospital during and after the Second World War. In 1946 the house was bought by Warwickshire County Council and became a school for children with special needs until 1976 when it became part of Solihull Technical College.

NYC – MoMA: Philip Johnson Architecture and Design Galleries – Slinky and LEGO Building Blocks
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Slinky, 1945
Steel, compressed: 2 3/8 x diam. 2 7/8" (6 x 7.3 cm). Manufactured by James Spring & Wire Company; later James Industries; now a brand of Poof Toys, USA.
Betty James (American, born 1918) and Richard James (1914-1975)

In 1943, Richard James, his assistant Coleman Barber, a US marine engineer stationed at the Cramp shipyards in Philadelphia, and half brother Dylan Gedig, a Canadian engineer, observed a torsion spring fall off a table and roll around on the deck (a torsion spring has no compression or tension). He told his wife: "I think there could be a toy in this." With a 0 loan, the three men ran tests, experimented with materials, and produced four hundred units of the toy. Betty James did some dictionary searching and came up with the name "Slinky". In November 1945, Richard and Betty James, through an arrangement with Gimbels in Philadelphia, were granted permission to set up an inclined plane in the toy department and demonstrate the spring’s battery-less "walking" abilities. In 1948 they built a factory for James Industries’ twenty employees in suburban Philadelphia, and a decade later, headquarters were set up in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, where the factory remained for thirty years.

LEGO Building Bricks, 1954-58
ABS plastic, Manufactured by LEGO Group, Billund, Denmark.
Godtfred Kirk Christiansen. (Danish, 1920-1995)

Ole Kirk Christiansen, a carpenter from Billund, Denmark, began creating wooden toys in his workshop in 1932 and began calling his company "Lego" (from the Danish phrase leg godt, which means "play well") two years later. The company expanded to producing plastic toys in 1940. In 1949, Lego began producing the now-famous interlocking bricks, based mlargely on the design of Kiddicraft Self-Locking Bricks, which were released in the UK in 1947, and calling them "Automatic Binding Bricks."

Since 1963, Lego pieces have been manufactured from a strong, resilient plastic known as acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, or ABS. Precision-machined, small-capacity molds are used, and human inspectors check the output of the molds, to eliminate significant variations in color or thickness. Despite tremendous variation in the design and purpose of individual pieces over the years, each remains compatible in some way with existing pieces. Lego bricks from 1963 still interlock with those made in 2008.


The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) was founded in 1929 and is often recognized as the most influential museum of modern art in the world. Over the course of the next ten years, the Museum moved three times into progressively larger temporary quarters, and in 1939 finally opened the doors of its midtown home, located on 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues in midtown.

MoMA’s holdings include more than 150,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, architectural models and drawings, and design objects. Highlights of the collection inlcude Vincent Van Gogh’s The Starry Night, Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory, Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiseels d’Avignon and Three Musicians, Claude Monet’s Water Lilies, Piet Mondrian’s Broadway Boogie Woogie, Paul Gauguin’s The Seed of the Areoi, Henri Matisse’s Dance, Marc Chagall’s I and the Village, Paul Cezanne’s The Bather, Jackson Pollack’s Number 31, 1950, and Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans. MoMA also owns approximately 22,000 films and four million film stills, and MoMA’s Library and Archives, the premier research facilities of their kind in the world, hold over 300,000 books, artist books, and periodicals, and extensive individual files on more than 70,000 artists.

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Some cool tooling factory images:

SLS Core Stage Production Continues for Rocket’s First Flight
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Image by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
Throughout NASA’s 43-acre rocket factory, the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, engineers are building all five parts of the Space Launch System’s core stage. For the first SLS flight for deep space exploration with NASA’s Orion spacecraft, major structural manufacturing is complete on three parts: the forward skirt, the intertank and the engine section. Test articles, which are structurally similar to flight hardware, and are used to qualify the core stage for flight, are in various stages of production and testing.

“One of the most challenging parts of building the world’s most powerful rocket has been making the largest rocket stage ever manufactured for the first time,” said Steve Doering, the SLS stages manager at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. “The 212-foot-tall core stage is a new design made with innovative welding tools and techniques.”

To build the rocket’s fuel tanks, Boeing, the prime contractor for the SLS core stage, is joining some of the thickest parts ever built with self-reacting friction stir welding. NASA and Boeing engineers and materials scientists have scrutinized the weld confidence articles and developed new weld parameters for making the liquid oxygen and hydrogen tanks for the first SLS mission.

Image Credit: NASA/MSFC Michoud image: Judy Guidry

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Crystal Mill
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Image by Road Fun
Definitely a shot from the archive, this was originally a color slide taken when I was a child using a very simple camera. It may have been a Brownie. This and a couple of other slides were found amongst my mom’s belongings and I had them scanned to a CD. Originally in color, I feel this shot works better processed into sepia. At the time I felt the Mill was a very precarious structure but it seems it still stands today. This was not an easy place to visit and required some off roading in a rented Jeep. My father died when I was young and the fishing trip we took to Colorado one summer was the only major father-son event we got to enjoy together. A treasured memory forever.

According to Wikipedia:
The Crystal Mill, or the Old Mill in Crystal, Colorado in the United States, was actually not a mill in the sense of being a factory, but was instead a power generating station.
It did not generate electrical power, but rather used a water turbine to drive an air compressor. The compressed air was then used to power other machinery or tools.
Today it stands as a Colorado icon, and is reputed to be the most photographed site in the state.

Thanks as always for your visits, faves and more! Hope you all have a great Thursday. BTW, today is the Princess’s first day at her new preschool so there is excitement in the air 🙂

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Image from page 250 of “New life currents in China” (1919)

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Image from page 250 of “New life currents in China” (1919)
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Identifier: newlifecurrentsi00game
Title: New life currents in China
Year: 1919 (1910s)
Authors: Gamewell, Mary Louise Ninde, 1858-1947
Subjects: Missions — China China
Publisher: New York : Missionary Education Movement of the United States and Canada
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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missionaries, though they may have lived long inChina, may understand the people well, and speakthe language fluently, are in the end still—foreigners. The Development of a Chinese Church The Conquering Church in China, I havecalled this chapter because that is the churchsmission and character, conquering and to conquer.It has many elements of strength; it has somedefects. But the church is young and because it isyoung it is plastic. God grant that in these criticaltimes, when, as a Chinese scholar expressed it, The atmosphere is aquiver with the spirit ofchange, the church may be set in the right mold I The trend of the church is more and more awayfrom foreign control and toward an independentorganization, self-supporting and self-governing.This is not because of a dislike for foreigners, butit springs from a conviction that the time has nowcome when the Chinese are in a position to moveforward and assume larger leadership. The callis for an indigenous church, not one imported; for

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A group of the clergy at the consecration of Bishop Tsae SengSing of the Anglican Church. This first Chinese bishop is theson of a clergyman and the father of three missionaries. THE CONQUERING CHURCH IN CHINA 205 a religious life adapted to the psychology of theFar East. Dr. C. Y. Cheng, Chinese Secretary ofthe China Continuation Committee, splendidlyvoiced the general thought in a paper he read lastsummer at a missionary conference. Christianityin China, he said, will become Chinese Chris-tianity. We are to present Jesus Christ to thepeople not as a Jewish Messiah, or a EuropeanChrist, but as a real Chinese Savior. There are in China a few congregations, of com-paratively recent date, known as the ChineseChristian Church. Some speak of them as the Independent Church. The Chinese say thisname is misleading inasmuch as foreigners are wel-comed in the councils of these churches in anadvisory capacity. Nor do they like another termsometimes used, the National Church, for as theleaders e

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NYC – Metropolitan Museum of Art: Armor for Man and Horse
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Armors for Man and Horse
Etched steel
Wolfgang Grosschedel (record 1517-1562)
German (Landshut), man’s armor around 1535, horse armor date 1554

Wolfgang Grosschedel was the most famous Landshut armorer of his generation. Included among his patrons were the Holy Roman Emperor and Philip II of Spain. These armors for man and horse constitute superb examples of Grosschedel’s work from different periods in his career.

The man’s armor, dating from about 1535, is stamped with Grosschedel’s personal mark and that of LAndshut. The etched decoration includes human figures and ornaments copied from engravings by the German printmaker Barthel Beham.

The horse armor, dated 1554, is complete and homogenous and though unmarked can be attributed to Grosschedel on stylistic grounds.


The collection of armor, edged weapons, and firearms in The Metropolitan Museum of Art ranks with those of the other great armories of the world, in Vienna, Madrid, Dresden, and Paris. It consists of approximately 15,000 objects that range in date from about 400 B.C. to the nineteenth century. Though Western Europe and Japan are the regions most strongly represented–the collection of more than five thousand pieces of Japanese armor and weapons is the finest outside Japan–the geographical range of the collection is extraordinary, with examples from the Near East, the Middle East, India, Central Asia, China, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and North America. The Arms and Armor Galleries were renovated and reinstalled in 1991 to display to better effect the outstanding collection of armor and weapons of sculptural and ornamental beauty from around the world.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s permanent collection contains more than two million works of art from around the world. It opened its doors on February 20, 1872, housed in a building located at 681 Fifth Avenue in New York City. Under their guidance of John Taylor Johnston and George Palmer Putnam, the Met’s holdings, initially consisting of a Roman stone sarcophagus and 174 mostly European paintings, quickly outgrew the available space. In 1873, occasioned by the Met’s purchase of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriot antiquities, the museum decamped from Fifth Avenue and took up residence at the Douglas Mansion on West 14th Street. However, these new accommodations were temporary; after negotiations with the city of New York, the Met acquired land on the east side of Central Park, where it built its permanent home, a red-brick Gothic Revival stone "mausoleum" designed by American architects Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mold. As of 2006, the Met measures almost a quarter mile long and occupies more than two million square feet, more than 20 times the size of the original 1880 building.

In 2007, the Metropolitan Museum of Art was ranked #17 on the AIA 150 America’s Favorite Architecture list.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was designated a landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1967. The interior was designated in 1977.

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Ficus pumila L.
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Image by Ahmad Fuad Morad
Kelana Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Ficus pumila L. Moraceae. CN: [Malay – Ara jalar], Climbing fig, Creeping fig, Creeping rubberplant, Figvine. Native to China, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam. Elsewhere cultivated as ornamental. Creeping fig is an enthusiastic climber able to scramble up vertical surfaces 3 and 4 stories tall with the aid of a powerful adhesive. This vine coats surfaces with a tracery of fine stems that are densely covered with small heart shaped leaves that are 1 inch long by about 2 cm wide, they are held closely to the surface creating a mat of foliage that extends barely 2.5 cm from the surface. These are the juvenile leaves. Once the vine has reach the top of its support if will begin to form horizontal branches on which adult foliage is borne. Adult leaves are held alternately in two rows along these branches. They are more leathery than the juveniles, and are dark green, and about 7.6 cm long by 5 cm wide. The fruit is a fig (a sycamore). These are borne only on the horizontal stems, they are pale green in color and about 7.6 cm long by 6.4 cm wide. Most experts warn against allowing the climbing fig to attach itself to your home, garage, or other valuable buildings. This winding vine will peel paint, pop screws, and otherwise wreak havoc on fences, buildings, and any other structure. It can also attract insects and mold that cause costly damage. Very invasive and difficult to eradicate. The seeds and other plant parts are poisonous.

Ficus awkeotsang Makino [Ficus pumila var. awkeotsang]
Ficus repens Rottler [Ficus pumila var. pumila]

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