Monday, June 27, 2022


Jacquard looms like this were high level automation for the era.  They used paper punch cards to define the pattern woven into the cloth.  Up until the manufacture of reliable magnetic films this same technology dominated computing as well!

Seen at the Leeds Industrial Museum.

Monday, June 13, 2022


Clearbrook VA. That convenience store has (or at least had?) a nice little lunch counter in the back.  There is plenty of traffic through here thanks to local industries, but somehow this intersection of Hwy. 11 and the Winchester Western feels like it’s frozen in time.  The feed store across the road probably helps with that too.  I hope the encroachment of fast food and boxmarts doesn’t do away with this little scene any time soon.