Links to Galoot-like Web sites
by George Langford
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The following URL's were gleaned by scanning my Bookmark file and then, in June 2016,
abstracting the found pages, using the Wayback Machine to retrieve lost content.

These sites are too interesting to be simply rendered like common soap.

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Ned Mittlebusher, childhood friend, whose father was the architect for one of the first shopping malls.
Marilyn Eggert, another childhood friend, who always seemed to have the little boy Carmen in tow ...
Hank Rack, fellow graduate student at M.I.T. in the 60's. Attaway to go, Hank !
Russell Chou was a dear friend & colleague at U.S. Steel's E.C. Bain Laboratory for Fundamental Research in the late 60's. /BoardofTrustees/rath_bb.htm
Bhakta Rath was another dear friend & colleague at U.S. Steel's E.C. Bain Laboratory for Fundamental Research in the late 60's.
Walter Backofen was my favorite professor at M.I.T. and gave me much sage advice.
He quit M.I.T. and became an antiques dealer in New England.
Another op-ed piece by Dr. Backofen.
Ed Foley was a client in a products liability case in which the defendant learned the hard way
not to expose zinc-coated Grade 8 bolts to corrosive atmospheres.
An illustrious former owner of a nearby landmark, the Blue Ball Inn ... rumor has it that bodies are buried in the neighborhood ...
The nearby Daylesford SEPTA station also has a history. When I first started using the SEPTA train service, Daylesford was a "whistle stop" at which the trains would only stop if there were persons waiting on the platform ... or if passengers stood up to disembark well in advance of the station. The Penn Central employees resented that the station had been erected at the insistence of the spouse of a Pennsylvania Railroad bigwig, and so they kept up this practice after the "whistle stop" notation on the Penn Central schedule had been dropped. One night I was a little tardy in jumping up after the train left the preceding station, and the conductor let the train blow right through the station. I got off at the Paoli station and demanded a pass to return to Daylesford on the next inbound train. Getting on that train, I told the conductor about my plight and asked to be let off at Daylesford ... but this engineer also blew right through Daylesford ... whereupon I demanded a correction of the situation ... so they stopped the train (strictly verboten, of course) and I got off and walked back down the tracks to the station.

I also noticed while waiting for trains at Daylesford that the track bolts were getting shaken out of the splice bars, with nearly every splice missing one or two bolts, which could be seen lying along the tracks. I grew impatient with this dangerous situation and informed a conductor when I had counted a dozen or so loose splices. After a month or two, the bolts were all replaced. Years later, continuous rails were installed along nearly the entire line.
My maternal grandfather, George Gonetz, was braumeister of this brewery in Znaim, Czechoslovakia.
Another webpage describing George Gonetz's role as braumeister.
Atlas Portland Cement Company website, later the Universal Atlas Cement Company.
UK Government Patent Office.
Phil Cannon's exhaustive listing of the makers and markers of measuring tools, such as gauges, rules, squares and tapes.
The US Patent & Trademarks Office chapter on classification of design patents.
World's Longest Outdoor Yard Sale & Flea Market website, defunct after early 2008, but kept alive for 2016 here.
Steve Knight's former woodworking tool-building business, sent out to pasture in early 2012.
The antique tool museum of a prolific eBay seller, a.k.a. Jim Bode Tools.
Website of the museum of the steamboat Arabia, sunk in the Missouri River in 1856 and unearthed only recently.
The Beall wood threader, designed to make threads on wooden dowels.
The saga of moving John Ruth's 1100 pound South Bend Model 34 lathe.
The fabled toolchest of piano maker Henry Studley, once exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution.
Pennsylvania flea markets and their descriptions, as of 2008, before the Great Recession.
Garrett Wade tools.
Martin J. Donnelly's archived bi-weekly listings, No.s 1 through 2000 ... with thumbnails, at least.
"Antique tool & machinery descriptions & pictures from the 1897 Charles Strelinger & Company Catalog."
Examples: Bits Stocks ... Bit Braces (could be in an eBay search result today !)  ... Saw Sets
Chart of standard screw sizes and dimensions.
Jenny Sutherland's Pop with an Irish Accent webpage, ca. 2004.
Construction techniques used to make racing shells for oarsmen.
Society for Industrial Archaeology webpage. Book: Linseed Oil Mills of New Jersey, 1732-1955.
History of the Atlas Press Company; now: Clausing Corporation.
The Microscopy Society of America (yes, our Nestor Zaluzec) maintained this listing as a service to the members, oh, so long ago (2003) ...
Todd Herrli's DVD's on making classic hollow and round wooden planes.
Gil Lemothe: Fixing the chipped wooden threads of an old Plough plane with cast epoxy.
A lineshaft-driven machine shop at the Mount Wilson Observatory.
The Van Normal horizontal/vertical milling machine isn't run off the lineshaft, though.
The OldTools Bio Archive, ca. 2007.
The Wayback Machine saved this website only once, in 2004.
The expedition built a traditional sailing ship in Indonesia and then sailed it to west Africa.
The virtual corkscrew museum, featuring a daily newspaper distributed electronically from 2003 to 2010.
Microscopy vendors list, ca. 2004.
The Philadelphia Linux Users Group, full of helpful users of the alternative operating system.
Linux Force, the linux consultants who have rescued me more than once.
Bethlehem Steel's take on women in the current era ... and on the market for steel. My business partner and I bought a microhardness tester at the 1986 auction of Bethlehem's Lebanon, Pennsylvania plant, once the largest nut & bolt factory in the world. Years later, I found this document at the Leesport, Pennsylvania flea market.
Indiana University-Purdue University Archaeological Survey;
what is shown at the above link are active excavations, all in Indiana.
Without mentioning "mazak" by name, this site describes what happens with off-specification zinc-based die-casting alloys.
Listing of forensic consultants, including my M.I.T. classmate, Dr. Behram Kapadia.
Karl D. Conley: Essay on water hammer, mainly in respect to domestic water supplies.
David M.Potter: Essay on bolt specifications, Grade 5 vs. Grade 8
that fails to mention hydrogen embritlement of plated high strength steel.
The Hendrix Group: Extensive list of frequently asked questions (and answess !) mainly about aspects of corrosion.
US Government's Office of Scientific & Technical Information (OSTI) search page.
One company's statement on the use of various polymeric piping materials for the transport of liquids (never compressed gas or air !).
Thomas Register, publisher of the former voluminous "national yellow pages."
Lots of new services ...
eBay's bidder search page, ca. 2003 and long since deprecated ... needless to say it's no longer functional.
The University of Pennsylvania's metasequoia glyptostroboides (a.k.a dawn Redwood) grove, located in Chestnut Hill.
List of websites devoted to metasequoia glyptostroboides, the Dawn Redwood.
Lively website of a museum in Znaim, my mother's home town.
Botany & geographical distribution of the Kentucky Coffeetree, gymnocladus dioicus.
Note: in my experience, the beanlike seeds are extraorinarily tough and extremely slow to germinate (decades) unless scarified.
One company's instructional page on the use of a bausch & Lomb Balplan microscope,
illustrating the wide range of photographic options before the advent of digital cameras.
Getting in touch with Wilmington, Delware's Micron Analytical, my go-to microstructural service laboratory.
Ask for Heiki Heitur !
Not what you'd think from the page title, this is a group of learned geographic/mineralogical,paleological  articles.
Raw images from Spirit, one of two mars rovers. Opportunity is the other one.
Nostalgic for the good old days ? Try Trisquel ...
Dr. Cyril Wecht, Allegheny County's favorite coroner, a.k.a. forensic pathlogist.
The Elgin Machine Works used to make a classic small benchtop vertical milling machine; here's their story.
Weekly local newspaper, Lancaster Farming's public auction registry.
Manuals Plus used to be my go-to place for machinery/instrument manuals; here's how it used to look.
Brian Buckner once had a little space on Sandy Moss's website.
An early (ca. 2002) article on Lyme Disease, which I have had twice ...
Source for small amounts of high-strength steel wire for making springs ... lost. it would seem.
Very old (ca. 1997) ads for machinists' stuff ... even employment opportunities ! ... and links galore.
A Windows 95 users manual ... for those who still use it.
West Virginia plant fossils, by Monte Hieb & Harrison Hieb, 1996.
Fossil collecting sites in North America - last available in 2004.
University of Geneva - Paleontology & Fossils, ca. 1997.
"Historical, Paleo and Stratigraphy Field Trips" and "Geology Field Trips" ca. 1999.
Five pages of links to various trail guides, ca. 1999.
Professor Dave Sentman's webpage, ca. 1999. Research on sprites.
More on sprites, this time from M.I.T. submitted to Science magazine, 1995.
Newsletter on Atmospheric Electricity, captured only once, in 1994.
Four hundred and seventy two applications: for Win95, 98, NT,2000, etc. operating systems.
Getting started with the Small Business Administration, ca. 2004.
Manganese steel wear parts; located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
"Ask the Experts" forum on metallography techniques, ca. 2002.
Dave Lalonde (metallurgist) webpage, ca. 1997.
The Gas Explosion Handbook, required reading for users of flammable gases.
The late Chuck Zitur's last For Sale page, ca. 1998. His homepage was here.
Tom Price's early galoot survival guide.
John Gunterman's The Apprentice Neanderthal, ca. 1999.
Amidon, maker of ferrite cores ... a long time ago.
Ultralow Frequency Radio (ULF) - predictor of earthquakes.
World Wide Web Resource Locators , ca. 2002
A listing of West Chester, Pennsylvania businesses, ca. 1997. Many, many links ...
T.H. Jones: Scientific & Medical Antiques, ca. 2001.
"Internet Directories, Indexes, Guides and Searching Services"
California State Polytechnic University's briefly attempted listing of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS's) ca. 1997.
Jan Axelson's webpage on 8052-based microcontrollers & BASIC-52, ca. 2001.
L.H. Selman's webpage on the paperweight business.
TrueBASIC user's guide for MS-DOS. See also Computer User's Guide.
The BASIC Stamp & PIC page, ca. 1997.
PSI-Plot, my favorite graphical plotting program,
which has worked with the same user interface for over twenty years, starting with DOS 6.22.
Chuck Fellows' metalworking page, ca. 1999.
List of professional horological restoration specialists worldwide, last updated in 1996.
Michael Horgan's "A Lot of Brass" model engineering and amateur machinist homepage, ca. 1998.
Lindsay Publications, which shut down for retirement in 2012.
The Model Engineer Support Page ... some good links, too.
Model Enginering & Home Shop Web, ca. 2004.
Ron Chernich, 1996: A rank beginner builds the Quorn tool & cutter grinder.
Tour of the American Precision Museum ... Images.
Amory & Hunter Lovins: The Rocky Mountain Institute, ca. 2009.

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