Posts Tagged ‘1910’

Building the Manhattan Bridge

Building the Manhattan Bridge from Cassier's 1912

[Reprinted from Cassier’s Magazine 1912. Article by Howard R. Commings] ONE of the most important among the vast number of great engineering structures recently built in New York City is the Manhattan Bridge. This crosses the East River about a quarter of a mile above the Brooklyn Bridge, and serves as another link to connect…

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Santa Monica Pier Design and Contstruction – The 100 Year Old Landmark

Santa Monica Pier Construction From Cassier's Magazine November 1909

[Reprinted from an article in Cassier’s Magazine November 1909 titled “Concrete Pier Construction on the Pacific Coast. The new Reinforced-concrete Wharf at Santa Monica by H. H. Dunn] In view of the widely extending use of sand, lime and cement in construction, from the dwelling cast in moulds to the towering skyscraper knit together with…

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Bleriot Company Advertising – Aircraft Prices 1910

Bleriot monoplane aircraft prices rose sharply between 1909 and 1910. The price of an airplane was 10,000 French francs in 1909, then rose to 12,000 that same year to then over 24,000 French francs in 1910. By taking the exchanged rate published in 1900 by Hachette of 5 French francs to 1 US Dollar and…

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The Design of the Bleriot Monoplane

[An Impression Of The Bleriot Monoplane By A. B. Rigby Republished from Cassier’s Magazine November 1909] The first impression made on the majority of those who availed themselves of the op- portunity given for a close inspection of the Bleriot monoplane is that the machine looks extremely small. And herein lies its attractiveness. On investigation,…

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John North Willys, President Willys-Overland, Portrait circa 1912

An article in the March 1912 edition of Cassiers’ Magazine gives a brief account of John North Willys activities in the auto industry. According to the issue, he began selling Overland automobiles, was promoted to general manager and acquired control of the company. He also purchased Pope-Toledo Works, after the death of Mr. Albert A.…

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