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How it was done 100 years ago #712978
10/28/17 9:50 am
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I'm not sure if this has been posted before.

Here's a link to a short silent film showing some manufacture, assembly and testing of the Rover Imperial about one hundred years ago (a guesstimation on my part). Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m8PmMQK76s


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Re: How it was done 100 years ago [Re: Tasman] #712982
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The mallet seemed to be the favorite tool!
I never imagined,flat tankers getting airborne.
Thanks for posting,that was great.


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Re: How it was done 100 years ago [Re: Tasman] #712985
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t e lawrence once wrote an account of doing the ton on a brough at night on a country road. i remember he commented on the front tire barking the mudguard over the whoops.


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Re: How it was done 100 years ago [Re: kevin roberts] #713691
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Originally Posted by kevin roberts
t e lawrence once wrote an account of doing the ton on a brough at night on a country road. i remember he commented on the front tire barking the mudguard over the whoops.


Any links to his writings ? Might be a good read ....


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Re: How it was done 100 years ago [Re: Tasman] #713692
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Re: How it was done 100 years ago [Re: Tasman] #713694
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damn

that was it.

as i remember, there's no mention of motorcycles at all in his autobiographic account of the arab war, the seven pillars of wisdom. i'm sure the dispatch people were everywhere, but he mostly kept himself and his interests as much to the side as he could in that piece.

that's a book every bit as dense with content as james joyce's ulysses. i've never made it all the way to the end of either one-i end up overwhelmed before i get there.


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Re: How it was done 100 years ago [Re: Tasman] #713696
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No wonder.....There's a story about how TE lost that manuscript on a train, went home and re-wrote the entire thing from memory.

Those kinds of brains come around only rarely....

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Re: How it was done 100 years ago [Re: kevin roberts] #713697
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I think the mention of motorcycles is in TE Lawrence's book "The Mint ".


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