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Hohmann & Maurer Oil Temperature Gauge

Posted 06-17-2011 at 11:18 AM by Linda Kelly
We have a Hohmann & Maurer Oil Temperature Gauge. While researching the item, the only information found indicated H&M was founded in 1885 and sold to Taylor Brothers in 1907 and that Power Specialty Co. was created in the 1900's merged to become Foster Wheeler in 1927. Someone told us this instrument may have been used on a Steam Ship. The intrument appears to be brass with a decorative H&M logo cast at the top. It has been stored in a wooden crate with wood shavings for many yeas....
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Young steamboaters

Posted 05-30-2011 at 08:58 PM by Bob Reynolds
With apologies to Alan Bates, I'm going to do a rather lengthy blog entry dealing mostly with the DELTA QUEEN. This subject really came to my mind as I was reading some older posts about the DQ's new owners, catering to younger crowds, etc. I got to thinking about how a number of us who worked on the DQ in the 1970's and early 80's were not / are not what many would consider to be "riverboat crew material", and this blog explains what I feel are some of the reasons for that.
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Mississippi Queen brass bell

Posted 05-16-2011 at 04:24 AM by Joshua Tonsor
I dont know much about the origin of the bell weither it was a gift shop item or if it actualy came off the mississippi queen. it is engraved Mississippi Queen St. Louis-New Orleans, it is aproximately 6inches tall and 6.5 inches at the base. solid brass, clacker is 5 inches long and solid brass, nut on top is solid brass and the banger bracket is solid brass. i will try to post a photo of it on here soon but i could use some insight weither this bell is the real deal. I have tried to research...
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Hudson River Day Line Models

Posted 05-09-2011 at 12:59 PM by Rex Stewart
Hello All:

I've been following steamboat history for well over thirty years and have enjoyed all aspects of this genre, including model-building of the vintage sidewheelers that operated in and around New York and New England, USA.

I have had the opportunity to meet some of the veterans of the field, including former steamboat owners, their families and shared in many exhibits concerning these vessels.

What a journey!

Enclosed are images,...
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Help with this boat

Posted 12-31-2010 at 05:35 AM by Kevin Brem
This boat was sent to Peoria, Il in the summer of 1970. Is this the same boat that became the "Capt Ann" and now the "Bama Belle"? Thank you all for the help.
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