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DC FD: 1923

DC FD: 1923

Washington, D.C., 1923. "D.C. Fire Department baseball team." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

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Gotta be a Tough League

These guys can give you nine good innings.

Hot hands

They ALL were throwin' smoke!

"Kalameined Iron"

The prior comment had be a bit confused, because I thought I knew enough about pipes/tubes to know what sort of varieties they came in - so I sought out the wisdom of the internet and discovered that "kalamein" is a process of putting a thin layer of metal over a base, be it for the purposed of fireproofing a wooden door, or adding corrosion resistance to iron pipe. It was trademarked originally as "Silvertin" pipe, unlike galvanized piping which is a thin wash of another metal bonded with electricity, kalameined pipes have a layer of applied sheet metal encasing the pipe.

Yes, probably more than we both wanted to know.

[The erudition of our commenters never ceases to amaze. - Dave]

Murders Row

Wow. Most of these guys look like they could be murderers. Some more than others, but there are some serious stares coming through the computer screen.

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