Brazed the wings to the goggle frames.
Made a bracket from brass, with soldered in plates that screw it to the frames.
Made brass lens bezels and re-applied the patina that burned when I brazed the wings on.
|Cycling was considered a very feminist activity, giving freedom to women everywhere. Though even most feminists advised against wearing men's clothing.|
Theodore Roosevelt created a “Scorcher Squad” in December 1895, made up of 29 police officers on bicycles. In his autobiography, Roosevelt praised the squad for having “ not only extraordinary proficiency on the wheel, but extraordinary daring.” The Scorcher Squad, in addition to chasing down and ticketing fast bicycle riders, ran down out of control horses and even automobiles, forcing them to slow and eventually stop; some of these events even sound like action-movie fare, such as one officer who made a habit of catching up to runaway horses and getting “alongside the horse and seize the bit in his left hand, keeping his right on the crossbar of the wheel,” at which point he would either dislodge an irresponsible rider or simply calm the horse until it slowed and stopped. These ‘wheel mounted’ police made 1,366 arrests in their first year (though not all of these were bicycle scorchers). Denver, Colorado and Grand Forks, Minnesota began bicycle squads in the summer of 1896, “to control scorchers and sidewalk cyclists.” In Chicago, apparently, bicycle police were using slingshots to hurl lead balls at the spokes of scorchers, the impact would break the rim and bring a cycle to a sudden halt.
|Police bicycles had enormous front sprockets to give them an advantage in catching the fastest scorchers.|
|Stained, with copper|
|The coffee table is a great place for metal working|
|When forming metal, remember to anneal it frequently to avoid gardening and work cracks.|
|I also got a little excited with the bandsaw and took a bit of a loose cut.|