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Dillien and Jack By Jack Alexander
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This is the story of Jack Clarence Alexander and Dillien Lorraine Estopy, married on August 11, 1928 in Parsons Kansas. They successfully raising two sons born during the depression of the 1930s. ... More > In 1942, the family moved to Denver, Colorado where Jack worked at a DuPont munitions factory. In 1943, they moved to the Hanford Project at Richland, Washington, where Jack was an operator at America’s first atomic reactor designed to produce plutonium, which was used in the 1945 atom bomb that ended the war with Japan. Jack and Dillien were a major influence in the lives of their family and friends. They are wonderful examples of people living life in a commendable manner, taking advantage of opportunities offered to them, living peaceful and satisfying lives, lives worth remembering.< Less
The Lorimer Diesel Engine By Jack Alexander
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In 1934, John W. Lorimer developed a rugged, reliable, low-power, slow speed, heavy duty, low cost diesel marine engine for fishing craft and workboats on the San Francisco Bay. The Lorimer... More > Diesel Engine Company, though small, survived the Great Depression and prospering until the end World War II, when consolidation in the diesel engine industry caused its demise.< Less
The Holt Caterpillar Harvester By Jack Alexander
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The Holt Self-Propelled Harvester incorporated two of Benjamin Holt’s most important inventions, the Holt Combined Harvester and the Holt Caterpillar Tractor. Development started in 1911. In... More > 1915, an improved Holt Self-Propelled Side-Hill Harvester powered by a “Caterpillar” track was exhibited at the Pan-Pacific Exhibition in San Francisco. Holt was awarded Expo Grand Prizes for their “Caterpillar Tractor” and for their “Caterpillar Harvester.” This was the World’s First Side-Hill, Self-Propelled Combined Harvester.< Less
The Daniel Best Crude Oil Engine By Jack Alexander
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In 1891, Daniel Best’s first announced the manufacture of the “Best Improved Gas Engine.” He described how his improved engine design was superior to ordinary electric ignition... More > gas engines available at that time, stating; “The ordinary machines can produce the spark only at one place, as they do it automatically by the cylinder head.” Daniel Best had by a series of experiments determined the proper point to take advantage of the concussion of the gases, determining that maximum power was achieved by igniting the fuel mixture when the gases were near the maximum compressed state.< Less

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