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1916 Rice Elevator, Oregon

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1916 Rice Elevator, Oregon
In 1916, a one cylinder 15 horsepower Fairbanks Morse gas engine powered all the machinery at the Rice Elevator. To start the engine there was a petcock on top of the combustion chamber that they would open and pour in a little ether (starting fluid). This also served as a compression release. Then they would put one foot on the spoke of the flywheel and give it a hard push and hoped it would start. This was very dangerous and some died from this starting method.
Photo by the light of a full moon.

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f3.5, 20s, ISO800, 18mm, Tripod

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Jeff W. Robinson
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    Outstanding capture and info Denny!


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3/8/2014 3:10:31 PM

 
Katherine Kuhn
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Never knew what the mechanism was with the old elevators, Denny -- very interesting! Great capture -- love the light (or dark!).


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3/8/2014 4:56:41 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Interesting info and beautiful night capture. Great comp. and clarity.


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3/8/2014 4:56:53 PM

 
Ujjwal Mukherjee
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Excellent info. and night capture,Denny!!


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3/9/2014 1:09:02 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Outstanding - and very interesting information, Denny!


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3/9/2014 6:25:30 AM

 
John Connolly
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A wonderful addition to your night images Denny! You do these so well!


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3/9/2014 12:02:27 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Wonderful capture and time of day, Denny! Interesting info, too!


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3/9/2014 1:40:48 PM

 
Denny E. Barnes
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Thanks All! Your comments are very much appreciated!


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3/10/2014 6:49:56 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Fantastic capture, Denny.


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3/10/2014 6:51:12 PM

 
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