April 4, 2018
Bill rescued an old steam whistle from the Palmer, Texas brickyard. The brickyard was established in 1902. This is the bottom part of the steam whistle, and there was/is a typical whistle looking piece on top. The steam came up from this part and blew into the whistle which made the sound. In this photo, Bill is heating this part to try to remove a broken bolt, so he can rebuild the whistle. It works!
This is a lesson on the heating of metal - the colors go from red, to orange, to yellow and then to white - the hottest. In this photo you can see orange and yellow which is super hot.
"Among my European ancestors were piano builders, goldsmiths, and vintners but, to the best of my knowledge, no professionals of any kind." ~ Herbert A. Simon
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Have a red-hot day today!
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