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I believe the Wilkes College had their graduation ceremony at the Sterling.
Wow pretty neat, I never really looked into how those old hand cranks worked, thanks!
There was always so much food to eat
Im gunna go here and to the state hospidal soon
P I A N O. Yes - always The Piano. Thanks, - is the picture of flood.....what would be the Sound??????
Yes. I agree it is a Model A (Only because I just looked up restored model A engines :-D ) . I wasn't completely sure, but had a suspicion when I saw the little ratcheting gear in the center of the crankshaft on the bottom of the engine. That is what the hand crank attached to. It was designed to 'safely' let the engine turn, once started, without taking the operator for a spin. A short time later, after many broken arms, jaws, skull fractures and broken ribs due to the engine backfiring (The injuries led to death in many cases) <- no kidding .... The electric starter was added along with a 6 volt battery for starting the engine...except in winter when the batteries would die due to extreme cold. Of course, you always had that hand crank, just in case. :-| On a lighter note however, cold engines rarely backfired enough to caused injury. BTW, this history class is over, now.
I grew up on Troy Avenue - just to the north of the massive complex. Building 93 loomed large in my youtrh - it seemed to have totally blocked the sun in the winter. In the summer, the kids in the neighborhood avoided walking nearby.
I recently returned to the old neighborhood to see this giant of my youth gone forever...until I found your wonderful photos.
Thank you.
I will try to send you a photo from 1965.
this is an awesome picture

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