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Image from page 597 of “The Wheel and cycling trade review” (1888)
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Title: The Wheel and cycling trade review
Year: 1888 (1880s)
Subjects: Cycling Bicycles Cyclists
Publisher: New York : Wheel and Cycling Trade Review
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Smithsonian Libraries
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c-tion, and in a short time the standard gaugeswill be universal. FOWLERS TO THE FRONT. Among the makers now showing their newmodels is the Fowler Cycle ManufacturingCompany, Chicago. The models being exhib-ited are the diamond drop frame, in both thetruss and straight bar patterns, here illus-trated. The truss is the same as has beenused heretofore, except that it is much hand-somer. The straight frame is the same in allrespects, except that the truss is omitted. Thedrop frame models are the same in construc-tion, and are so made that a gear case maybe fitted if desired. The mud guard fasteningswill be appreciated by those having had ex-perience in that line. The hubs are of specialFowler design, and dustproof. The cones areon the inside, and screwed on the axle upagainst the shoulder, the cups being screwedinto the hub. In making the adjustment it isnot necessary to disturb the axle nuts. Theadjusting cup has a small flange extending be-yond the hub, and this is screwed in or out as
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the occasion demands, and the locking effect-ed by a jam nut working on the outside of thethe hub and shoulder. All bearings have ballretainers. The oiling devices are very neat;the cups project but very slightly beyondthe surface of the hubs, and hanger, and theoil passes through these cups into a tubs whichcarries the oil directly to the balls. The archcrown is a feature of the new wheel. It is oftubular construction. A piece of tube isdrawn oval, and is then bent to the requiredshape, after which it is drilled at the top anda machine steel bushing shaped to fit the in-
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Sharing Ideas at Convert Capitol Avenue Week in Downtown Lansing – Day 2 Photo by Michigan Municipal League
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Capitol Avenue in downtown Lansing traverses some of the most important buildings in Michigan, including the state’s Capitol, Lansing City Hall and sky rises containing offices of state legislators.
It’s often the location of marches, parades and rallies. Despite all that, the one-way, six-lane-wide Capitol Avenue is clearly for cars, not people. However, a group of placemaking-focused individuals, led by the Michigan Municipal League, is hoping to change that.
The League, in partnership with the City of Lansing and Downtown Lansing, Inc., is organizing “Convert Capitol Avenue Week”—a series of activities and events July 27-31 to show how a lively, interactive, people-focused street can happen on Capitol Avenue.
“We’ve been studying Capitol Avenue for a while for its potential as a valuable public space in downtown,” said Samantha Harkins, President of the Michigan Municipal League Foundation. “This Convert Capitol Avenue Week is to help get the conversation started about how Capitol Avenue can become the heart of downtown Lansing’s public space.”
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero said the city has made tremendous improvements to Washington Square’s business district to make it more attractive and pedestrian-friendly, and it makes sense to also focus on Capitol Avenue as one of the city’s premiere public spaces.
“The Michigan Capitol Building is a great anchor institution, and people often drive by without a glance because the road is designed to move traffic quickly through the area rather than accommodating walking, biking and expanded public use of the surrounding spaces,” Bernero said. “It can feel intimidating for people to cross Capitol Avenue from City Hall to the Capitol, and I believe we’re missing an opportunity to capitalize on this area. Convert Capitol Avenue Week will help people see the tremendous possibilities for making this key part of our community a more accessible and welcoming public gathering spot.”
Harkins said the League is taking the lead on this street project because of its potential, its high visibility to state lawmakers and decision makers, and the fact that the League’s Lansing office is located along Capitol Avenue in the Christman Building at 208 N. Capitol. Making Capitol Avenue more pedestrian and community friendly also is in line with the League’s long-time focus to create places that people love.
Activities planned for July 28-31 include a temporary street transformation of Capitol Avenue between Ottawa and Allegan streets. The west driving lane and parking lane will be closed to vehicle traffic to show how the street can better meet the diverse transportation needs of walkers, bikers and drivers.
Additional events planned are:
July 28 and July 29 – Park(ing) Days: Community partners will transform parking spaces into fun, creative parklets for enjoyment by the public.
July 30 – Farmers Market: A thriving marketplace that showcases Michigan food and agricultural products will set up shop on the east lawn of the Capitol Building.
July 31 – Fitness Friday: The Capitol lawn will spring to life with active recreation in the form of a yoga class and lawn games.
For additional information contact Samantha Harkins at [email protected], 517-908-0306, or the League’s Derek Tisler at [email protected], 517-908-0302. Check out the Convert Capitol Avenue webpage for details and the latest updates: placemaking.mml.org/convert-capitol-ave/.
London’s New Design Museum at Holland Park – May, 2017
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"The first thing to say about the new improved Design Museum ……… is that it is an exceptional achievement. It is a space for celebrating and exploring the made and the visual, the magic of human invention, the objects that shape our lives, and the skills and forces that shape them. First glimpses of its permanent and temporary exhibitions suggest intriguing (if strongly western-oriented) displays. This is important, valuable, thrilling stuff, when you consider what the Model T Ford or the iPhone have done for and to the world.
The project, in Kensington High Street, west London, has enrolled some considerable talents: the minimalist designer John Pawson has created the museum’s interior, and OMA, the world-famous architects led by Rem Koolhaas, have both masterplanned the city block in which it stands and designed the luxury apartments that play an important part in making it viable. A relic of 1960s optimism has been restored, the half-beautiful, half-quaint hyperbolic paraboloid roof of the otherwise demolished former Commonwealth Institute, its propensity to leak fixed, and the new museum has been installed under its sheltering wing.
The achievement would have been greater if OMA had designed the museum and Pawson had designed the luxury apartments
New palaces of culture like this don’t happen often or easily, yet the new improved Design Museum has come into being over the decade of the Great Recession and with limited government support. It is the result of 10 years’ effort by its director, Deyan Sudjic, formerly of the Observer. It is the culmination of more than 60 years’ campaigning for good modern design by Terence Conran, the retailer-restaurateur-designer who founded and helps fund the Design Museum. More specifically it owes its origins to the Boilerhouse design gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum, which Conran helped set up in 1981, which then morphed into the Design Museum, which opened in its first building near Tower Bridge in 1989."
"The Design Museum is a museum in Kensington, London, which covers product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design. The museum operates as a registered charity, and all funds generated by ticket sales aid the museum in curating new exhibitions. Entrance is free to the museum’s permanent collection display, "Designer Maker User". The museum was founded in 1989 by Sir Terence Conran. It was originally located by the River Thames near Tower Bridge, and later relocated to Kensington.
In June 2011, Sir Terence Conran donated £17.5 million to enable the Museum to move in 2016 from the warehouse to a larger site which formerly housed the Commonwealth Institute in west London. This landmark from the 1960s, a Grade II* listed building that had stood vacant for over a decade, was developed by a design team led by John Pawson who made the building fit for a 21st-century museum, whilst at the same time retaining its spatial qualities.
The Design Museum opened in its Kensington location on 24 November 2016. The move gave the museum three times more space than in its previous location at Shad Thames, with the new Swarovski Foundation Centre for Learning, 202-seat Bakala Auditorium and a dedicated gallery to display its permanent collection, accessible free of charge. The move brought the museum into Kensington’s cultural quarter, joining the Royal College of Art, V&A, Science Museum, Natural History Museum and Serpentine Gallery."