Monday, January 29, 2018

#47 - "Intake Valve"

#48 was the lever - we had guesses for the sled. Respondents were Elaine, Joani, Tony, Mike, Peyton, Doris, and Michelle!

"Intake Valve"

The Boston Waterworks Museum offered numerous opportunities to shoot "industrial" and I took full advantage of that!

Getting up close and in tight, I found this copper configuration with a valve on a holding tank. I had originally converted this to a monochrome but felt the colors played off each other well enough to remain as it was originally captured.

Greatest Inventions of All Time!
Recently I came across an article about the greatest inventions as determined by a large group of scientists, philosophers, educators, and other professions. Their task was to create a list of "the Greatest Inventions of All Time." Conveniently, the final list numbered fifty! so, I'm starting with #50 and working my way down to Numero Uno in December.

Fear not as I will offer you some hints as to what the invention was.


This idea “extended lives by enabling people to have shelter.” 
Categorized into three distinct eras:
Hand-wrought – earliest found in ancient Egypt
Cut – simplified its production in England around  1790 but patented by Jacob Perkins in America.

Wire – its arrival on the scene decreased the need for its two predecessors. By 1913 90% of this invention were of the wire variety.

You have most certainly used and benefited from #47!

Murphy's Laws

 Mencken's Law

Those who can - do. 
Those who cannot - teach. 
Those who cannot do or teach - 

Leaving You with a Laugh, I Hope. . .

"The Stalemate. . ."

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