Saturday, October 1, 2011

Mystery Object







What do we have here?

Connecticut has an important defense and aerospace industry.  Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies, manufactured nearly 40,000 Wasp Junior aircraft engines from 1930 to 1953.  This example was built in 1944. It is found in the New England Air Museum.

The first day of the month is Theme Day for City Daily Photo bloggers.  For October, the theme is "Mystery Object."  Click here to view thumbnails for all participants





33 comments:

Julie said...

I love its symmetrical shape and limited colour. Good choice and thanks for the information.

Dawn said...

It always makes me wonder what you do in a day....you see so much!
This one makes me wonder if your feet are still on this earth?;))
Good eye!

joo said...

It's a superb photo!

Regina K said...

An engine, I never would have solved this mystery.

Halcyon said...

I often find machinery has it's own sort of beauty. Excellent shot of this engine!

Bruce Clark said...

Nice choice for a mystery item. Very well captured.

Ali - Scituate Daily Photo said...

Nice! This is a really interesting photo and a great interpretation of the theme. Well done!

Jacob said...

You gave too many hints. It's a turbine aircraft engine. Right?

Re Images: Yup, that's Keegan. I dunno from the Woodstock Bradleys but I do know he hails from Boston and is nephew to Pat Bradly the LPGA pro.

Sharon said...

Good one. I heard my dad speak of Pratt & Whitney many, many times.

Malyss said...

I knew! I've already seen that!But I must admit that except for taking pictures, I'm not very fond of planes, and even less of motors..A boy's thing! Ü

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

i love industrial images like this. great choice and your night shot of the riverbank is gorgeous. I hope all is well. I have been too busy burning the candle at both ends to enjoy photography and the blogs as much as I would like. your blog is looking fabulous!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a great picture for today's theme Jack, wouldn't have guessed what it is but like it very much for it's complexity and symmetry! Hope you're enjoying your weekend.

Pet said...

A piece of industrial art too!
About your "offer" I'll keep it in mind, but not as a helper, Chief Photographer would be more it :-)

Sylvia K said...

Great, interesting capture for the theme for the day, Jack! I am amazed that my first thought was that it was something to do with airplanes! Hmmm must be memories from a former life! Hope your weekend is off to a great start! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

My father was a the Supply Corps officer at US Naval Air Stations and then worked for an aerospace company (McDonnell Douglas), so i recognized your photo as an aircraft engine right away, as of course associated it with Connecticut's Pratt & Whitney.

I think we had a Prat & Whitney engine in a self-propelled lawn mower that I spent a lot of time walking behind as a teenager.

Jilly said...

Oh my goodness, one of those scary things called engines - only a man could have posted this, Jack! I do like the way you've photographed it.

RedPat said...

Nice one - I had no idea what it was!

Filip Demuinck said...

Very special picture.

Greetings,
Filip

Bob Crowe said...

I would not have guessed, knowing nothing about aircraft design. Well, maybe if I stared at those radial piston cylinders long enough.

jennyfreckles said...

I've heard of Pratt & Whitney engines - but don't ask me how! I don't exactly get excited by such hardware but it's a good photo.

Virginia said...

I would have guessed an airplane thingy.
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sheila lynch said...

I would have guessed United Technologies thingy ma gingy!

Madge said...

I knew immediately it was an aircraft engine... I'm not sure why.. love it, the symmetry is pleasing.............

Randy said...

Nice choice Jack.

Luis Gomez said...

Great and beautiful shot Jack!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I'm so proud of myself--I guessed correctly without peeking at the answer. Always like industrial close ups.

Joe said...

Good choice for the mystery object day.

Kate said...

Looking at this dead-on doesn't make me want to climb on an aircraft!

brattcat said...

How beautiful.

Leif Hagen said...

Something under the airplanes wing maybe..... but I'm very mechanically challenged!

VP said...

Awesome and powerful object!

JM said...

This shot reminds me of Metropolis, the movie. Great shot, Jack.

Karl said...

Great picture for this theme, Jack!
It is interesting to me because I've never seen something like that.