Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Wednesday's Digressions

This building in Poolville has always intrigued me because of it's old fashioned look.


The Donald said...

Well, I'm not sure who they are or why they say it, but it's said we'd lick our own private parts if we could. Maybe they're right, but I don't recall ever having tried it, FWIW.

The Donald said...

The Indian-made manhole cover surprises me somewhat - I can understand foreign goods that require copious quantities of cheap labor for assembly, and are easy to transport halfway around the globe, e.g. electronics, shoes.

But it's tougher to figure how a low value-add, as in casting a 210# manhole cover and transporting it like 9000 miles, is economically viable.

On a related subject, I dig the historic cast door thresholds like one sees in old towns like Jefferson, por ejemplo First National Bank or such, well-burnished by a sesquicentennial of footsteps.

The Donald said...

Apparently, production of ferrous foundry products is not totally lost to furriners.