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Sailing n Toronto to Montreal 23.50 / 1909

1909, sail from Toronto to Montreal and back (meals and berth included) was enjoyed for $23.50. Busy man magzine

Public projects update for the Honest Ed site, we dug a big hole.

Wann Lab across from the AGO water music

druggists of West Toronto vanquished the Bankers

The druggists of West Toronto vanquished the Bankers at an interesting match, held April 23rd.
The score is as follows:1908

Ago addition eat

Railroad radio use, design and electronic, nee electric details in Canada 1916

The broadening of the radio frequency frontier towards the visible spectrum has made possible the development of mobile train radio service. Following extensive field studies, the Federal Communications Com-mission in the United States has, within the last few months, allocated the band 158-162 mc. for railroad use, in end-to-end, train-to-train, and wayside-to-train service; and on a non-interference basis, for yard and terminal communication. The bands 44-72 mc. and 186-216 mc. are also available on a sharing basis with television, for yard and terminal radio systems. This action by the F.C.C. is significant and of vital importance, and cannot be overlooked in considering the potentialities of VHF train radio. It is to be expected that Canada will consider similar action in assigning frequencies for this type of service. The opening up of the VHF band for this service has resulted in many advantages; they can be briefly summarized as follows:
(1) The first and most important consideration is the desirable propagation characteristic of 160 mega-cycle radiation. Due to the absence of ionispheric reflections, it is possible to control the range a the requirements of railroad application might dictate. Then, too, the earth and objects upon it act as more and more efficient reflectors as we proceed upward in the spectrum to 160 megacycles. This results in perfectly usable signal levels entirely beyond the line of sight and , on the basis of recent tests, it appears that solid communication on 160 megacycles can be maintained in long tunnels.
The short wavelengths employed, slightly less than two meters, permit the erection of small but highly efficient antennas having directional or non-direc-tional characteristics as desired. This makes it possible to erect antennas on locomotives and cabooseswell withinthe railroad’s clearance pattern. This is one of the major reasons why tests at lower frequencies in the past have been somewhat un-satisfactory.
A third and most important feature concerns electrical interference. It was originally feared that the electrical noise level in huge Diesel-electric loco-motives and in industrial areas would be severe. Recent operating tests have indicated that at frequencies of 160 megacycles, noise from sparking commutators, high tension lines and other such sources was almost non-existent. It is safe to say that atmospheric noise is almost entirely absent and that any man-made noise encountered is of the impulse type and rendered innocuous by the use of radio noise limiters.
Due essentially to the three preceding factors, it is not necessary to employ high power to provide a consistent noise-free communication circuit. Low power can do an excellent job. This means smaller equipment operating at lower temperatures, lower power input, lower tube cost and lower overall cost.
It also makes practicable the employment of pack sets and handy talkies.
160 megacycles also represent a “happy combina-tion” of things. The frequency is high enough to secure the advantages of controlled range, small antennas, low noise level and lower power, yet the frequency is low enough to permit routine manu-facturing and maintenance techniques and use of standard components. This means that thoroughly reliable equipment is available today.
The MRT-lA communication unit is one of the latest post-war designs of a combined mobile transmitter-receiver for railway use. The case is of moulded, reinforced aluminum coastruction with a rubber gasket between upper and lower halves to give a water-and-air-tight housing. The overall dimensions are 27 in. long. 14 in. wide and 10 in. high, and the com-plete unit weighs 55 lb. This equipment operates in the 108-162 mc. range, the lower end of the band being available for aviation radio. It is frequency modulated and has a transmitter output of approx, 12 watts.
The associated antenna is of novel design; relatively short in any event due to the high frequency, but made still shorter to meet the space limitations of the railroads by the top loading disc, and carries its own ground plane in the form of a cartwheel.
/end Mobile train radio use, design and electronic, nee electric details in Canada 1916

tallest, modern mass timber office/commercial building in Canada, to be built in Junction Triangle.

The 77 Wade Avenue will be the tallest, modern mass timber office/commercial building in Canada the development is saud to be a prototype for a mid-rise office building of between six and 10 storeys.

Art books on the King St East Boulevard.

King St East facade pinning

Dr Robert Jackson built 108 Vine Ave, now used by the Sweet Potato Store from the sales of his Roman Meal Products. Here are eight of his text ads.

Dr Robert Jackson built 108 Vine Ave, now used by the Sweet Potato Store from the sales of his Roman Meal Products. While researching for the originial Recipes for his products in the manufacturing processes these eight text ads were found. Early 1910’s

 ————— FOR BREAKFAST TOMORROW serve Dr. Jackson’s Roman Meal. You’ll find this dark, nut-brown, coarsely-granulated food very delicious. It has a taste different from any other cereal. It is exceedingly nutritious. It prevents indigestion. It is guaranteed to relieve constipation or “money bac.” Ask your doctor about Dr. Jackson’s Roman Meal. 10c and 25c at grocers. Follow direc-tions closely and do NOT stir while cooking porridge. Try Roman Meal Nuggets, the ready-cooked form of Roman Meal. Serve with hot milk or soften with boiling water. Pour off and add milk and sugar. Made by Roman Meal Co., Toronto.
————— Why Roman Meal is Best for Your Child. The intestinal muscles must have waste to properly develop. The grow-ing muscles and organs must have abundant nutrition. The teeth and bones, nerves, muscles, organs, and blood must all have abundant inorganic salts. Roman Meal is filled with branny waste which gives the intestinal muscles exercise, preventing constipation and indigestion. It has more inorganic salts than any other known food. It’s the most nutritious food sold. Ask your doctor. Do not stir Roman Meal por- ridge. At grocers, loc. and 25c. Roman Meal is made by Roman Meal Co., Toronto, and your grocer can pro- cure it from any wholesaler.
————— Eat an Active Food To avoid indigestion and constipation, eat less of the highly refined fancy cereals and starchy foods. What the stomach, liver and bowels require is an unrefined, active cereal to keep them working right. Dr. Jackson’s Roman Meal has more active, stimulating power than any other breakfast cereal. It contains whole berries of wheat, whole ber- ries of rye, deodorized flaxseed and bran. Makes delicious porridge and all baked products. At all grocers, lo cents and 25 cents. llade by Roman Meal Co., Toronto.
————— Flaxseed Good for Humans Many people think flaxseed merely a wonderful stock food. It’sgood forhuman beings, too, in fact, is the most nutritious seed grown. Dr. Jackson discovered an electrical treatment for deodorizing flax-seed and removing all flavor. There is no reason for not eating it and every reason why it should be used daily. 25 percent ofDr. Jackson’sRomanMeal is deodorized flaxseed. This meal, if not stirredwhile cooking,makesmost delicious porridge. Stirring spoils it. It is guaran-teed to relieve constipationormoney back. At grocers’. 10c. and 25c. Try thereadycookedRomanMeal Nug-gets. You may soften with boiling water, drain, and addmilk or serve with hotmilk. Made by Roman Meal Co., Toronto.
————— Makes Delightful Porridge Many women who have purchased a package of Dr. Jackson’s Roman Meal disregarded instructions to make the por-ridge without stirring. They made a. poultice instead of a delightful porridge. The flax oil in Roman Meal has been changed into a tasteless and odorless resin by driving oxygen out of it by electricity. If stirred while hot this resin again takes up oxygen from the air, becoming linseed oil, and making the porridge taste of linseed. The family will not eat it, and are deprived of the very best food on earth, and the most delicious it made properly. In justice to your family try it again and make the porridge as directed on package. At grocers’ 10 and 25 cents a package. Made by the Roman Meal Co., Toronto.
————— Good for Children Mothers ! Physicians agree that flavour and the body building elements of grains lie in the dark parts usually thrown away. So also do the lime salts which your child needs to harden bones and teeth. Chil-dren fed upon coarse dark cereals develop greater resistance. Witness the Bulgars and Serbs. Roman soldiers who con-quered the world fed upon two brands of entire grain food a day. Dr. Jackson’s Roman Meal is a scientifically balanced ration made from several entire grains. It’s delicious, easily prepared in a variety of ways and nourishes better than meat. It’s a natural laxative. Most grocers sell it. Made by Roman Meal Co., Toronto, Canada.

————— Do Not Stir It. Try a package of Dr. Jackson’s Roman Meal. It contains 25 per cent, flaxseed and 10 per cent, bran, both wonderful foods. The flaxseed is rendered abso- lutely odorless and tasteless by electrically depriving its linseed oil of oxygen and changing it into a resin. If porridge is made without stirring, it positively has no hint of flaxseed. If stirred while boiling the resin again takes up oxygen from the atmosphere and is changed back into linseed oil, tainting the porridge. Do not stir and Roman Meal Porridge is the most delicious nut brown breakfast known. It’s very nourishing and prevents indi- gestion and constipation. Most grocers sell it. Made by Roman Meal Co., Toronto, Canada.