Mirrored image of the Centennial Bridge

Mirrored image of the Centennial Bridge
One frosty and very still morning in November, 2010, Centennial Bridge, Miramichi, NB, Canada

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Hydrolic Fish

When I saw that "fish" could be the theme for 103 Sepia Saturday, I dug this up out of my postcard collection.  On the back of the postcard, it reads: This most interesting "Hydrolic Fish" invented by Mr. Arthur W. Attridge to save labour, is a near approach to perpetual motion.  It my be seen in operation at his farm on the south side of South West Miramichi River, just below the Highway Bridge at Doaktown, NB.  This contraption was a perpetual source of water for his family and farm, quite ingenious!!

Of course, this isn't in existence presently, but it must have been quite the thing to see!!

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9 comments:

  1. Now I wonder how this worked! The idea that it was a form of perpetual motion, the secrets of which have now been lost along with the strange metal contraption is rather neat. A wonderful card - a perfect match for the theme.

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  2. That's both an interesting invention and a fun postcard. I used your idea of posting a fish in my post.

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  3. Intrigueing. There must a system of counterweights somehere. Great card.

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  4. So famous that it became the subject of a postcard too, with an invitation to go and see the invention for yourself. I wonder how many took up the offer.

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  5. That is pretty amazing. A great idea. Thanks for sharing.
    QMM

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  6. I wonder how many people made the side-trip to see the invention. It would definitely be a stop on our schedule!

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  7. Certainly a very different sort of fish. Amazing.

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