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by selewis
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: The 30th Division in the Querrien Area, October 23 - November 19, 1918
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: The 30th Division in the Querrien Area, October 23 - November 19, 1918

Thanks, Couvi. I didn't know that Philip had a projector that corrected for the change in FPS, so it's a pretty simple fix. It makes me wonder why all films aren't shown at the proper speed. Lately I've seen a lot of early silents on Turner Classic Movies and these are always shown at the correct sp...
by selewis
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: The 30th Division in the Querrien Area, October 23 - November 19, 1918
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: The 30th Division in the Querrien Area, October 23 - November 19, 1918

What is Philip's projector magic? Does this have to do with the frames per second? I've often wondered why this isn't compensated for. It doesn't seem like it would be that difficult to correct, but perhaps it is. It's interesting that in modern movies that have sections that ape silent era films, e...
by selewis
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Armeesattel 25 Restoration - Linen and plaster covering wooden tree?
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Armeesattel 25 Restoration - Linen and plaster covering wooden tree?

https://www.militaryhorse.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=12908 The thread doesn't discuss rubberized fabric in the application used on your saddle, but you might take a look at it anyway as there were many surprising experiments with the stuff dating back well over a hundred years. I have seen decayi...
by selewis
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Armeesattel 25 Restoration - Linen and plaster covering wooden tree?
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Armeesattel 25 Restoration - Linen and plaster covering wooden tree?

Are you sure that it's not a rubberized fabric, a subject that we discussed here several months ago?
by selewis
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Hangovers
Replies: 111
Views: 18025

Re: Hangovers

The late, great mystery writer Dick Francis relates that the phrase "to be called onto the carpet" comes from the racetrack where jockeys who were under suspicion of committing infractions were made to stand on a square piece of carpet in the stewards room where they were questioned about their acti...
by selewis
Fri May 11, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Civil War Rubber Saddle Blankets?
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Re: Civil War Rubber Saddle Blankets?

Thanks for that Todd, I'm not surprised that rubber was tried or tested by the army, only that it seems, by your first post, to have been become an accepted article of issuance. Interesting to note (in the second article about half way down) that as early as the following year, 1864, one E.L. Perry ...
by selewis
Fri May 11, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Civil War Rubber Saddle Blankets?
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Re: Civil War Rubber Saddle Blankets?

Wow. And horse covers too. On the face of it this seems so unworkable and manifestly harmful that I have to wonder about the definition of rubber in 1863 compared to what it evokes today.
by selewis
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: 100th anniversary of the Battle of Moreuil Wood commemorated in France
Replies: 6
Views: 613

Re: 100th anniversary of the Battle of Moreuil Wood commemorated in France

Here they are, Joe, in the background. I looked for a larger image of Sir Alfred Munnings' painting of this event but this is the best I could find. Click on the small image to see a slightly larger one. Munnings was devoted to realistic portrayal in his art so the blurred and contrasting colors- no...
by selewis
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Possible Charrette Marocaine (French Army Moroccan Cart)
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: Possible Charrette Marocaine (French Army Moroccan Cart)

Thanks, Ralph. I'm impressed with your eye for for seeing through the overburden to the possible ore beneath. I hope your hunch plays out.

Sandy
by selewis
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Possible Charrette Marocaine (French Army Moroccan Cart)
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: Possible Charrette Marocaine (French Army Moroccan Cart)

Hi Ralph, Everything I know about this subject I've learned from this forum and I don't know much. That's a reflection of my slow learning not the the great amount of knowledge that can be gleaned here from you and others. But I do wonder if a military vehicle would have the ornamental features that...
by selewis
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Artifacts & Objects
Topic: Breeches Pattern
Replies: 10
Views: 1151

Re: Breeches Pattern

Oh, yes he's a slacker. Out of curiosity, though, what is the alloy that the spurs are made of? Nickel? I don't believe that any amount of polishing would bring them up to the glare of stainless.
by selewis
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Artifacts & Objects
Topic: Breeches Pattern
Replies: 10
Views: 1151

Re: Breeches Pattern

I bought a pair of spur chains from that outfit, What Price Glory, and was pleased with them. The price was right, the company was prompt, they fit, and the product was well made. Maybe too well made- my only nit to pick is in the realm of the sartorial. The resplendence of the stainless steel is a ...
by selewis
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Horsemen
Replies: 3
Views: 1086

Re: Horsemen

Nice to know. Thanks, Pat. Now that you mention it, I recall seeing images of that type before, not this particular one though.
by selewis
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Horsemen
Replies: 3
Views: 1086

Horsemen

This photograph was sent to me by a friend. It was labeled "1918 homage to the fallen". Other than that I know nothing of its backstory.
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by selewis
Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Cross Country/ Training Course
Replies: 6
Views: 2537

Re: Cross Country/ Training Course

Here's a simple and maybe challenging 7 part test that could be used in your course. Though not normally associated with contests that fall under the rubric Xcounry it tests an important quality in the training of the outdoor horse and rider; and, if I understand what you are aiming at, might lead t...
by selewis
Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: Reviews & Commentary
Topic: Animals in WWI
Replies: 2
Views: 8727

Animals in WWI

From an Atlantic article: some photos we've seen before, some probably not.

http://www.theatlantic.com/static/infoc ... wianimals/
by selewis
Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Cross Country/ Training Course
Replies: 6
Views: 2537

Re: Cross Country/ Training Course

I'm not sure that I understand your question. Are you seeking to set up a cross country course for horse and rider that will take about 1.5 hours to complete? And you are looking for suggestions for possible questions or obstacles that might be posed?
by selewis
Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Welcome Back!
Replies: 4
Views: 1420

Re: Welcome Back!

All of the above. Thanks, Todd.
by selewis
Wed May 25, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: 75% at the trot (and rates of march)
Replies: 29
Views: 5403

Re: 75% at the trot (and rates of march)

from "The Cavalry Horse and his Pack" 1st Lieut. J. Boniface, 4th Cavalry; chap XI, Marches "On starting from camp in the morning the first two miles or so is generally made at an easy walk, generally at a rate less than the regulation four miles an hour. At the end of this distance the command is h...