Archive for May, 2007

1893 – Eugene Sandow

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

Often referred to as the "Father Of Modern Body Building", Eugene Sandow was born as Friederich Wilhelm Mueller in Königsberg, Germany on April 2, 1867.  He was discovered in Italy by Florenz Ziegfeld, and recruited for his show at the age of 19.  One of Ziegfeld's top performers, Sandow also organized the first body building [...]

1916 – Broom Holder Made of a Hinge

Saturday, May 19th, 2007

This weeks tid-bit comes from a 1916 publication by Popular Mechanics. The broom holder shown in the sketch is made of an ordinary hinge with one wing screwed to the wall. The loose wing has a large hole drilled in it to receive the handle of the broom. The manner of holding the broom is [...]

1819 – An Excerpt On Making Whiskey

Saturday, May 12th, 2007

This is one of our favorite old reads, dating nearly 200 years old and long before the days of the government having much interest in such matters. Originally published in Kentucky, this was translated from french. of  The Distiller Of Whiskey.   Whiskey is made either with rye, barley, or Indian corn. One, or all those [...]

1901 – Edward M. Favor And Mrs. Murphy’s Chowder

Saturday, May 5th, 2007

Long forgotten by a lot of people in a world of compact discs and the other high-tech gizmos of the day, are the earliest formats of recorded music. We’re going to pass on an entire overview until another day, but in the early 20th century, people were ecstatic over something called an "Edison" which played [...]