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Cleveland Swing Bridge - 1910

Cleveland Swing Bridge - 1910

RE: Cleveland Swing Bridge - 1910

Pre Glenn Miller?

Mike McCann, PE, SE (WA)

RE: Cleveland Swing Bridge - 1910

Beautiful photo. I'm always impressed with the quality of photography back then. Nice railings too.

RE: Cleveland Swing Bridge - 1910

With an 8 x 10 inch negative, you can get some really good detail, even with the technology of the day (circa 1910). What impressed me the most is that even the moving pedestrians are still pretty sharp, not as sharp as the stationary bits, but still pretty good. Even the two people on the carriage in the middle of the bridge are only slightly blurred due to the length of the exposure. It was obviously a very bright day as indicated by the hard shadows from the pilings near the water, which would help in keeping the exposure short.

John R. Baker, P.E. (ret)
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RE: Cleveland Swing Bridge - 1910

As for the railings, that was where wrought iron really found some of it's best usage, was in stuff like that, or the frame of that 1927 Singer Sewing Machine I restored a couple of years ago:

Anyone interested in that project, can visit this thread:


John R. Baker, P.E. (ret)
EX-Product 'Evangelist'
Irvine, CA
Siemens PLM:
UG/NX Museum:

The secret of life is not finding someone to live with
It's finding someone you can't live without

RE: Cleveland Swing Bridge - 1910

John B. Hey, what a nice restoration. My first set of "nickers" was sewn on such a machine by my grandmother as she looked out her window at the beautiful maple trees in the Fall of the year. Some called them nickerbockers. Short pants and long stockings fastened to my underwear no longer were worn. Probably second or third grade in school then. About 1936.

RE: Cleveland Swing Bridge - 1910

John - nice job. My parish held a yard sale recently and we sold a beat up Singer just like yours. I think we got $20 for it.

RE: Cleveland Swing Bridge - 1910

BTW nice photo JAE. The sewing machine made me, of all people, forget about the bridge.

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