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Hiya Roboteers, welcome to Joe's Giant Robots! Here you’ll find a hodgepodge of pop culture oddities, vintage bric-a-brac, and anything I may fancy. My posts aren't politically correct at times, so if you’re easily offended you’ve been warned. Please feel free to poke around and have fun at my little internet-clubhouse. And as always gang, enjoy! ~Joe

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Ad: How a jet engine runs on its “nerves” (Feb, 1953)

How a jet engine runs on its “nerves”Auxiliary “nerve center” of a jet’s engine, this complex gearbox transmits the power that runs oil and fuel pumps, generators, and other vital accessories. To produce this intricate unit for J-40 engines, Westinghouse looks to Lycoming for precision production.
From a jet’s mighty engine, these precision gears “take off” power and pass it along to vital accessory equipment at the specific rate required by each different unit. As many as 30 separate gears … as many as 2500 separate machining and assembly operations … go into this gearbox so essential to safe, efficient operation of a jet. And for this tremendously complex production, Westinghouse depends on Lycoming.
Lycoming stands ready to assist you, too. Whether you have “just an idea” that needs development, a problem in the blueprint stage, or a finished metal product that needs precise, speedy fabrication … you can depend on Lycoming’s long-tested ability to meet the most exacting and diverse industrial or military requirements. Whatever your problem—look to Lycoming!
Lycoming’s 2-1/2 million feet of floor space, its more than 6,000 machine tools, and its wealth of creative engineering ability stand ready to serve your needs.
AIR-COOLED ENGINES FOR AIRCRAFT AND INDUSTRIAL USES • PRECISION-AND-VOLUME MACHINE PARTS • GRAY-IRON CASTINGS • STEEL-PLATE FABRICATIONLOOK TO LycomingFOR RESEARCH FOR PRECISION PRODUCTION

From Modern Mechanix.
~Joe

Ad: How a jet engine runs on its “nerves” (Feb, 1953)

How a jet engine runs on its “nerves”
Auxiliary “nerve center” of a jet’s engine, this complex gearbox transmits the power that runs oil and fuel pumps, generators, and other vital accessories. To produce this intricate unit for J-40 engines, Westinghouse looks to Lycoming for precision production.

From a jet’s mighty engine, these precision gears “take off” power and pass it along to vital accessory equipment at the specific rate required by each different unit. As many as 30 separate gears … as many as 2500 separate machining and assembly operations … go into this gearbox so essential to safe, efficient operation of a jet. And for this tremendously complex production, Westinghouse depends on Lycoming.

Lycoming stands ready to assist you, too. Whether you have “just an idea” that needs development, a problem in the blueprint stage, or a finished metal product that needs precise, speedy fabrication … you can depend on Lycoming’s long-tested ability to meet the most exacting and diverse industrial or military requirements. Whatever your problem—look to Lycoming!

Lycoming’s 2-1/2 million feet of floor space, its more than 6,000 machine tools, and its wealth of creative engineering ability stand ready to serve your needs.

AIR-COOLED ENGINES FOR AIRCRAFT AND INDUSTRIAL USES • PRECISION-AND-VOLUME MACHINE PARTS • GRAY-IRON CASTINGS • STEEL-PLATE FABRICATION
LOOK TO Lycoming
FOR RESEARCH FOR PRECISION PRODUCTION

From Modern Mechanix.

~Joe

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Ad: How a helicopter hangs by its “elbows” (Mar, 1953)

How a helicopter hangs by its “elbows”
Straight up, straight down, forwards, backwards, or just hovering— the Piasecki “Work Horse” Helicopter’s peculiar flying maneuverability rests in its rotor assemblies. It is these flexible “elbows” that adjust the pitch of the ‘copter’s great blades. Each unit involves more than 625 separate parts. To machine and assemble them, Piasecki depends on Lycoming for precision production.
Lycoming stands ready to assist you whether you have a metal product that needs speedy precision or volume fabrication—or “just an idea” in the rough or blueprint stage. Long famous for its metal-working skill, Lycoming continues to meet the most exacting requirements in a wide diversity of fields, both industrial and military. Whatever your problem—look to Lycoming!
More than 6,000 machine tools, a wealth of creative engineering ability and 2% million feet of floor space stand ready to serve your needs.AIR-COOLED ENGINES FOR AIRCRAFT AND INDUSTRIAL USES • PRECISION-AND-VOLUME MACHINE PARTS • GRAY-IRON CASTINGS • STEEL-PLATE FABRICATIONLOOK TO LYCOMINGFOR RESEARCHFOR PRECISION PRODUCTION

From Modern Mechanix.
~Joe

Ad: How a helicopter hangs by its “elbows” (Mar, 1953)

How a helicopter hangs by its “elbows”

Straight up, straight down, forwards, backwards, or just hovering— the Piasecki “Work Horse” Helicopter’s peculiar flying maneuverability rests in its rotor assemblies. It is these flexible “elbows” that adjust the pitch of the ‘copter’s great blades. Each unit involves more than 625 separate parts. To machine and assemble them, Piasecki depends on Lycoming for precision production.

Lycoming stands ready to assist you whether you have a metal product that needs speedy precision or volume fabrication—or “just an idea” in the rough or blueprint stage. Long famous for its metal-working skill, Lycoming continues to meet the most exacting requirements in a wide diversity of fields, both industrial and military. Whatever your problem—look to Lycoming!

More than 6,000 machine tools, a wealth of creative engineering ability and 2% million feet of floor space stand ready to serve your needs.
AIR-COOLED ENGINES FOR AIRCRAFT AND INDUSTRIAL USES • PRECISION-AND-VOLUME MACHINE PARTS • GRAY-IRON CASTINGS • STEEL-PLATE FABRICATION
LOOK TO LYCOMING
FOR RESEARCH
FOR PRECISION PRODUCTION

From Modern Mechanix.

~Joe

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Fantastic Four #187 Cover Reimagining by John Byrne

"Reimagining"? It’s a completely different cover. But kudos anyway.

~Joe

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Victor Rinaldi

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What a disappointment…

One recent Sunday morning in my half asleep blurry-eyed state as I channel surfed through the guide on the TV while I was waking up and sipping my coffee, I came across what I believed was called “Big Round Booty Hunters”; confused yet intrigued, I was disappointed to discover it was actually some shit “History” Channel show called “Big Rig Bounty Hunters”… oh well. There is still some possible hope that ”Big Round Booty Hunters” may someday debut on Sunday morning TV…

~Joe

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gomarkymark:

Italian poster for Thunderbirds Are Go! 1966

gomarkymark:

Italian poster for Thunderbirds Are Go! 1966

(via thesixthtracybrother)

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comicbookcovers:

America’s Greatest Comics #2, May 1942, cover by Mac Raboy

comicbookcovers:

America’s Greatest Comics #2, May 1942, cover by Mac Raboy