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Old May 9, 2008, 6:21 PM   #1
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Old May 9, 2008, 6:22 PM   #2
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Old May 9, 2008, 8:57 PM   #3
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I love these photos, Walter. The colors, sharpness, and composition are great.

A few years ago, I got a chance to see one of those steam pumpers at work. I had always thought that somehow that boiler was used to shoot out hot water under pressure. I was surprised to see that the steam from the boiler is used to operate a piston similar to a steam locomotive. The piston drives a water pump and pumps COLD water!

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Old May 9, 2008, 9:27 PM   #4
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Walter,

I didn't even knowrestaurants with curside servicestill existed.

In Hawaii. several restaurants with the name drive-thru or drivein still exist but no curbside service.

Like Cal, the old pumper caught my eye. Wonderful condition.

Great shots, thanks for sharing.
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Selvin, there is a new chain of drive-in (not sit-down) restaurants that is growing rapidly on the mainland called Sonic. I don't think they have reached Hawaii, yet. Sonic has only car service, no indoor seating.

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Gotta watchout for them (Sonic) here.

Thanks Cal.
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Old May 10, 2008, 1:13 AM   #7
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Maybe Walter could tell us a little more about the first picture.

To my eye this is without a doubt a show car, and the tray of food is a display. Look at the condition of the body, paint, chrome and interior.
If I had to offer a guess I would say that this car is a Ford Edsel, and a nice one too.
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You're right on all counts, Hagar. A beatiful example of the Edsel automobile. I actually thought it was a beautiful car...but the buying public didn't agree with me.
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Very nice as usual Walter

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