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Feb
23
by JPK Huson 1863 at 5:51 AM
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Like if a parking meter and Tesla had children?

If I knew what a gajillion bucks looked like, would write a check for Three Gajillion Dollars, to whomever can tell us what in blazes may be the case with this occupational photograph. It may not clear the bank; having been told our government declines to deal in that many zeros it's possible they'd frown on attempts to write a check.

Occupational photographs give...
Feb
23
by lelliott19 at 12:43 AM
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The Catlin (also known as catling or interosseous knife) is a double-bladed surgical knife which was used to cut the tissue between two adjacent bones during a resection or amputation operation.

The muscles, vessels, and nerves lodged in the interosseous spaces still remain to...
Feb
23
by Trista at 8:57 AM
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Hello everyone. I'm new to this thread but recently I've come to love the history of my home state of Virginia, USA. Civil war included. Some civil war trench art has come into my possession. Or at least that's how it was discribed to me. I'm not sure but it's still amazing. Does anyone have more info for me? It's lead, about the size of a penny, has a $ sign stamped into it not carved and the $ sign throws me...
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