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(Shorpy)   How did they smooth ice rinks before the Zamboni machine? Here's how they did it in 1917   ( shorpy.com) divider line
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2012-06-22 10:05:35 AM  
The Irish?
 
2012-06-22 10:07:58 AM  
So they used sharp knees?
 
2012-06-22 10:08:11 AM  
sam's bone, eh?
 
2012-06-22 10:10:16 AM  
Who the hell gave women permission to drive?
 
2012-06-22 10:11:05 AM  
OMG that is SO HAWT!!! Bare Mid-Calf!!!
 
2012-06-22 10:13:59 AM  
Damn, I was hoping for the pic of the three guys in swimsuits from the beer commercial
 
2012-06-22 10:14:18 AM  
1917?

/farbongo's time machine. I'm in it.
 
2012-06-22 10:15:17 AM  

Tumunga: 1917?

/farbongo's time machine. I'm in it.


"President" Ballrog, HUSSEIN, Sombrero, Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers, al-Chicago, B-Rock the Islamic Shock, Barky McTeleprompter, Wizard of Uhhs, Oblahbla, Saunas breach akimbo, Borborygmos Hammerhiem "Jace the Mindsculpter" Oyobi, Samurai Kebab Nachos, Fartbongo, II"
 
2012-06-22 10:15:55 AM  
Hosers.
 
2012-06-22 10:19:43 AM  
want to ride the zamboni

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2012-06-22 10:20:09 AM  

Bruxellensis: Hosers.


With bladders full of Molsen & Labbatts .

`Why is this ice yellow?'
 
2012-06-22 10:21:10 AM  
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In case you were wondering, here's a picture of Dorothy Klewer when she's not smoothing ice. (From the NY Public Library Archives).
 
2012-06-22 10:22:32 AM  
Dammit RexTalionis...came here to post that.

/She can smooth my ice, etc. etc.
 
2012-06-22 10:22:52 AM  
and before that?? horse pulled scraper??
 
2012-06-22 10:22:55 AM  
GIS for "Dorothy Klewer"

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Hmmm. Unfortunate hairstyle, but that look of mischief in her eyes...I'm on the side of "do want", assuming I found the portal to 1917.
 
2012-06-22 10:23:50 AM  
Ha. Look at the horn on that contraption.
 
2012-06-22 10:26:18 AM  

RexTalionis: [images.nypl.org image 503x760]

In case you were wondering, here's a picture of Dorothy Klewer when she's not smoothing ice. (From the NY Public Library Archives).


Let me be the 15th to say `I'd smooth her ice!!'.
 
2012-06-22 10:30:56 AM  
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/Preferred method
//Hot alright
 
2012-06-22 10:30:58 AM  

oldfarthenry: RexTalionis: [images.nypl.org image 503x760]

In case you were wondering, here's a picture of Dorothy Klewer when she's not smoothing ice. (From the NY Public Library Archives).

Let me be the 15th to say `I'd smooth her ice!!'.


I'd let her zam my boni!
 
2012-06-22 10:32:12 AM  
Specially trained octopi.
Hence the now-outdated adjective "octopus-smooth".
 
2012-06-22 10:32:33 AM  

ChipNASA: Samurai Kebab Nachos


I was doin' fine until I got to that.

/bwaaahahaha
 
2012-06-22 10:37:21 AM  
Did it still involve the King of Spain?
 
2012-06-22 10:39:09 AM  
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For my own personal amusement, I also found a picture of her in a 1917 Newspaper. She was a Zigfield Follies girl for the years of around 1917-1918, but disappeared off the map after that. The only other Dorothy Klewer I found was born in 1924, well after this Dorothy Klewer left the limelight.
 
2012-06-22 10:45:16 AM  

ChipNASA: "Jace the Mindsculpter"


really?
 
2012-06-22 10:49:22 AM  
Two remarkable things about this photo:

1. She is driving with her skates on.

2. A Shorpy image appeared on Fark that was not the "O" of a photoshop thread.
 
2012-06-22 11:18:08 AM  

The Third Man: GIS for "Dorothy Klewer"

[images.nypl.org image 503x760]

Hmmm. Unfortunate hairstyle, but that look of mischief in her eyes...I'm on the side of "do want", assuming I found the portal to 1917.


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Dat ice!
 
2012-06-22 11:32:44 AM  
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2012-06-22 11:44:55 AM  

Balchinian: Two remarkable things about this photo:

1. She is driving with her skates on.

2. A Shorpy image appeared on Fark that was not the "O" of a photoshop thread.


Yeah, I was noticing the skates as well. I also think that "car" may have been electric.
 
2012-06-22 11:49:56 AM  
Fact: everyone in this picture was dead of the Spanish Flu within two years

You can look it up
 
2012-06-22 11:52:05 AM  
That's a very complicated means of dragging a tea bag.
 
2012-06-22 11:55:51 AM  
From the GIS pictures she has kind of a Robin Tunney (sp?) From The Mentalist etc. thing going on. She's cute.
 
2012-06-22 12:08:40 PM  

devine: Balchinian: Two remarkable things about this photo:

1. She is driving with her skates on.

2. A Shorpy image appeared on Fark that was not the "O" of a photoshop thread.

Yeah, I was noticing the skates as well. I also think that "car" may have been electric.


Yes, definitely electric. You can see the conduit under the big black box. Indoor engines in 1917 would have been too loud and fumey. I love the strap-on studded tire gloves, too.
 
2012-06-22 12:18:53 PM  

ChipNASA: Tumunga: 1917?

/farbongo's time machine. I'm in it.

"President" Ballrog, HUSSEIN, Sombrero, Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers, al-Chicago, B-Rock the Islamic Shock, Barky McTeleprompter, Wizard of Uhhs, Oblahbla, Saunas breach akimbo, Borborygmos Hammerhiem "Jace the Mindsculpter" Oyobi, Samurai Kebab Nachos, Fartbongo, II"


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/That's one helluva business card.
 
2012-06-22 12:27:01 PM  

Balchinian: Two remarkable things about this photo:

1. She is driving with her skates on.


Probably not driving. More than likely they just had her jump on and they staged the shot.

She was super cute, and was on Broadway for a few years. I wonder what ever happened to her.
 
2012-06-22 02:20:30 PM  

AstroBoy62: Who the hell gave women permission to drive?


On Ice at that too.
 
2012-06-22 04:27:42 PM  
Go Wings!
 
2012-06-22 05:20:15 PM  

Huron77: Go Wings!


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