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#1 WNYTractorTinkerer OFFLINE  

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Posted July 08, 2016 - 06:48 AM

:poke:  :worshippy1:  :watch_over_fence:

 

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Posted July 08, 2016 - 07:07 AM

Back in the day we use to wear tubes of sand strapped around our bodys to make us stronger swimmers. Today they use these inflatable things called water wings just to keep afloat ....haha 


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Posted July 08, 2016 - 07:08 AM

:yeah_that:



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Posted July 08, 2016 - 07:41 AM

This very thing keyed the term "Sink or Swim."



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Posted July 08, 2016 - 08:12 AM

Olympic swim team sponsored by Oscar Myer.


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Posted July 08, 2016 - 09:22 AM

Fashions of yesterday when taking a dip

Looking back in history can be quite a trip

What looks so strange and very out of place

Was once in fashion at the local swimming race

A floatation device made out of hose and cork

Some would consider today make you look like a dork

Tied to the body to keep you uplifted  

While moving in water you felt really gifted

It kept you from sinking - your head above water 

It made someone able to swim just like an otter  

This device may look strange to someone like us

But for them it was normal - no reason to fuss

When the water was cold as it sometimes can be

They stayed afloat for there brisk swim at sea

A piece of history caught in a pose on a book page

To show us where we once were in this journey of age

So what we consider out of place and strange attire

Was once the forerunner of the latest fashion desire 

Don't laugh or snicker but instead thank the stars above 

That someone took this project on as a labour of love

And gave us the floatation devices we have today

That work so much better and save lives everyday

 

 

 

 


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Posted July 08, 2016 - 09:56 AM

The predecessors of water wings were invented by Binkie the Clown
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Posted July 08, 2016 - 11:28 AM

The first attempt at inflatable life jacket.


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Posted July 08, 2016 - 01:53 PM

I thought the strings were only for guys...!?



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Posted July 08, 2016 - 04:13 PM

Face down and drown!






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