1920s Campaign Resources


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Post Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:52 pm

Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Newspaper adverts from the 1920s
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Post Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:43 am

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A price listing/catalog for a Vermont based maker of tombstones, which had branch offices across the United States.

https://archive.org/details/VermontMarbleCompany
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Post Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:21 am

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In 1908, the year Ford bought out the Model T, Sears & Roebuck started offering kit 'motor buggies' in their catalog (Models G - J), never selling well they only lasted in the catalog until 1912, the factory that produced the parts operated as the Lincoln Motor Car Works for about another year after this.

The website below contains everything that is known about these early cars (Including scans of early catalogs & manuals.), something players may encounter in the more rural parts of the Classic Era.

http://searsmotorbuggy.com/index.php
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Post Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:14 pm

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Two YouTube channels devoted to public domain films. The period covered is between 1915 and the seventies. Keepers can use the films as props (Especially the 1920s films.) or they can use the films as sources for npcs or plot inspiration.

The Video Cellar(Also posted earlier in the thread, Oops!)

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheVideoCellar

Pizza Flix

https://www.youtube.com/user/PizzaFlix
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Post Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:56 pm

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I have located on the Forgotten Weapons blog two English language machine gun manuals.

1. Kynoch Machine Gun (English made copy of the Austrian Schwarzlose M1907/12 Machine Gun by a well known manufacturer of shotgun shells...), available to the start of WWI (Most likely, the manual dates to 1907.)

https://www.forgottenweapons.com/kynoch-machine-gun/

2. Villar Persosa Machine Gun (Italian designed weapon that was later converted into a SMG.)

https://www.forgottenweapons.com/englis ... sa-manual/

This link goes to a further collection of weapons manuals (Including field guns!) hosted on the Forgotten Weapons website, with an indication of what language they are written in, the possible prop value to Keepers should be obvious.

http://www.forgottenweapons.com/lorem-i ... l-manuals/
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Post Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:43 am

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Two sub-sections and the three appendices to a five part list covering fictional warship names (and specifications if given) from fictional sources. The years covered are 1850 - 2025 (To clarify, this covers when the stories are set, not when they came out.). The two subsections cover fictional warships between the years 1900 - 1945 and are perfect for Keepers looking for something to do damage to during the course of a scenario, or perhaps some of these ships are docked in the port of Shanghai during Masks...

Fictional Warships 1900-1945 - Section A-G

http://www.shipbucket.com/forums/viewto ... 40#p164197

Fictional Warships 1900-1945 - Section I-Y

http://www.shipbucket.com/forums/viewto ... 40#p164198

Appendices: Fictional Naval Aircraft/Weapons/Electronics

http://www.shipbucket.com/forums/viewto ... 50#p165010
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Post Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:50 pm

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This link is to a brochure that is for the Perth - Adelaide air service operated by West Australian Airways from 1928, the brochure itself dates from 1930, but it should accurately reflect the aviation practices of the Classic Era.

http://www.airwaysmuseum.com/WAA%20On%2 ... ochure.htm
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Post Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:13 am

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The New York Philharmonic has created a digital archive of documents that they hope when complete will allow viewers to look at scores and concert programs covering the period 1842 - 1970, you can for example input a season, say 1924 - 1925 and look at the scanned concert program for each concert in that season, these are not downloadable, but I have no doubt that similar documents exist on the internet archive. They contain a wealth of period advertising, and give the look of concert programs of the period, very useful for Keepers planning props.

For example here is the concert program that was playing on the 15th of January 1925, though most Investigators would have other things on their mind that day...

New York Philharmonic Concert Program, 15 January 1925, part of the 83rd (1924-25) season

The full archive, is linked below.

http://archives.nyphil.org/index.php
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Post Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:42 am

Re: 1920s Campaign Resources

Some period background information relating to the German occupation of Belgium, specifically what went on in Brussels during 1914 - 1918.

In the Prison City Brussels, 1914-1918 by J. H. Twells (1919)

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/55876
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Post Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:02 am

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Details of a rather dangerous practice on British Railways that was well known in the 1920s but didn't end until 1960s. Slip coaches were a means whereby intermediate stations could be served by non-stop trains by the simple practice of releasing the last coach(es) of the train and allowing them to coast into the station. The account linked below dates from 1935 when the practice was still common.

Slip Coaches: Dividing Express Trains At Speed

http://mikes.railhistory.railfan.net/r134.html

This is a short film depicting the last slip coach operation in 1960.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NEwrjQtrKo

Finally here is an account of one of the rare accidents resulting from the practice.

Ministry of Transport: Woodford Accident Report (1935)

http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/docume ... rd1935.pdf
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