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random bits from the past via Seattle newspapers
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February 3rd, 1946

February 3rd, 1946

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September 23rd, 1946

September 23rd, 1946

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August 23rd, 1946

August 23rd, 1946

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August 23rd, 1946

August 23rd, 1946

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When I recently came across this photo/postcard of a “Co-Motional Motion Development Plant” in Seattle, I was all “wtf is a Co-Motional Motion Development Plant?!”
In the early 1930s Peter Ivanoff started up his plant to research/build a “great invention that would revolutionize the condition of the universe or mankind”.  Some fandangled perpetual motion invention.  His sketchy solicitation of funds for the project got him in trouble with the local government and it seems he never actually completed his co-motional motion machine.   
You can see a few more Now/Then photos and read a little more on Peter Ivanoff on Paul Dorpat’s site. 
February 4th, 1946

When I recently came across this photo/postcard of a “Co-Motional Motion Development Plant” in Seattle, I was all “wtf is a Co-Motional Motion Development Plant?!”

In the early 1930s Peter Ivanoff started up his plant to research/build a “great invention that would revolutionize the condition of the universe or mankind”.  Some fandangled perpetual motion invention.  His sketchy solicitation of funds for the project got him in trouble with the local government and it seems he never actually completed his co-motional motion machine.   

You can see a few more Now/Then photos and read a little more on Peter Ivanoff on Paul Dorpat’s site

February 4th, 1946

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( #1946 #guns #death #mothers #eldorado #40s )
Unrelated to this gun accident, the first performance by a Beatle in the U.S. was in Eldorado, Illinois (current population of about 4,100 people).  (source: wikipedia)
August 13th, 1946

Unrelated to this gun accident, the first performance by a Beatle in the U.S. was in Eldorado, Illinois (current population of about 4,100 people).  (source: wikipedia)

August 13th, 1946

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October 6th, 1946

October 6th, 1946

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October 6th, 1946

October 6th, 1946

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April 21st, 1946
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Try as we might, we cannot find the conclusion to this story.  Alvin, will always be, as far as the wire feed the Times were using will remain unknown as they cut the remainder out probably due to deadline and page space.
July 17th, 1946

Try as we might, we cannot find the conclusion to this story. Alvin, will always be, as far as the wire feed the Times were using will remain unknown as they cut the remainder out probably due to deadline and page space.
July 17th, 1946

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October 18th, 1946

October 18th, 1946

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October 18th, 1946

October 18th, 1946

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(1124 Pike St. is the current home of Utrecht Art Supplies.)  
December 16th, 1946

(1124 Pike St. is the current home of Utrecht Art Supplies.)  

December 16th, 1946

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December 16th, 1946

December 16th, 1946

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November 4th, 1946

November 4th, 1946

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