CAR REPAIR STATISTICS. PAINTLESS DENT REPAIRS
Car Repair Statistics
- A vehicle breakdown is the operational failure of a motor vehicle in such a way that the underlying problem prevents the vehicle from being operated at all, or impedes the vehicle's operation so much, that it is very difficult or nearly impossible, or dangerous to operate, or else at risk of
- The practice or science of collecting and analyzing numerical data in large quantities, esp. for the purpose of inferring proportions in a whole from those in a representative sample
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- a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
- (statistical) of or relating to statistics; "statistical population"
Sir David Salomons House - Welte Philharmonic Organ
Sir David Lionel Salomons Educated privately, and then at University College , London , and Gonville and Caius College , Cambridge . David Lionel and his sisters were orphaned in their teens and moved to Broomhill to be cared for by their uncle, David Salomons . Sir David died just before David Lionel completed his studies at Cambridge , and he inherited the title and the estate. From an early age David Lionel Salomons was interested in science and mechanics and would pass his spare time in the workshops and factories of London . At the age of fourteen he befriended a watchmaker and learned how to repair and make his own clocks and watches. After he had finished his Natural Sciences degree at Cambridge he started a series of popular scientific lectures for the general public in Tunbridge Wells. These included demonstrations of electrical experiments, his chief enthusiasm. His second great love was transport – in all its forms. He invented a railway signalling system, built a magnificent stable block for his horses, acquired the second car in Britain and went on to be a pioneer of ‘horseless vehicles', and in later years wrote a small book about aeroplane flight. David Lionel greatly extended the Broomhill estate, adding garages and a ‘Science Theatre' at the back of the house. The house was one of the first to be lit with electricity, and it contained considerable collections of art and books. Sir David spent much of his time in London , either commuting daily from Tunbridge Wells or staying at 49 Grosvenor Street , his London home. He was a magistrate in Kent (though he did not often sit) and was called to the Bar in 1874. Also that year he was a Deputy Lieutenant for Kent and stood (unsuccessfully) as the Liberal candidate for Mid-Kent in the general election. In 1880 he was High Sheriff of Kent and in 1899 he was elected as a County Councillor . He became a magistrate for London , Middlesex and Westminster , a Life-Governor of University College , London , Master of the Coopers Company for the year 1893, and Honorary Colonel for the Kent Fortress Engineers. By popular demand, he was asked to be Mayor of Tunbridge Wells in 1894 – despite not being a borough councillor – and during his term of office arranged what was probably the world's first motor show. A list of the societies he belonged to shows the range of subjects he was interested in: astronomy, chemistry, civil engineering, geology, geography, meteorology, commerce, physics, military, inventions, archaeology, law, statistics, zoology, botany, agriculture, electrical engineering, photography, microscopy, and ‘self-propelled traffic'. He also belonged to a number of sporting and coaching clubs. He patented several inventions (mostly electrical apparatus, but also one for buoyant soap!) and wrote several books. One on the Management of Accumulators became a standard text and ran to several editions. He was also in the habit of publishing a little book of reflections and sayings each year, which he sent to his family and friends as a New Year greeting. Although he was not as involved in Jewish affairs as his uncle, he retained his Jewish faith and, unlike many scientists of the day who were atheists or agnostics, viewed science as a way of marvelling at God's creation. Sir David Lionel's only son, David Reginald Salomons, died in the First World War, so the baronetcy was not passed on. Sir David Lionel died in 1925. He is buried in the family burial ground at Lower Green, Tunbridge Wells.
Annapolis Sailboat Show
This is a manufacture's show. I'm not sure whether this is still the Nations's largest in the water sailboat show. In previous years, major manufacturers reportedly sold about 25% of their annual production slots during this show. Since the inception of this show in the 1970s, I have missed only one of them. Consequently, I have seen a number of boat manufactures come and go such as Cal, O'Day, Bristol, Columbia, Coronado, Ericson, Ranger, Mariner, Gulfstar, etc. Something to think about when a manufacture offers a "life time" hull warranty as a sales incentive. Though I have not seen offical boat show statistics, I sense there were noticeably fewer boats on display than last year. This was expected in today's non-recovery economy. Folks who can no longer afford to purchase a new boat will draw little sympathy from others. However, those folks who lost their jobs with boat and accessory manufactures are the forgotten ones when considering the consequences in an economic downturn in an activity perceived for the "rich" . Around 1990, Congress passed the "Luxury Tax" on boats and high end cars. The intent was to raise revenue from folks who in the eyes of Congress had too much descretionary income. Propsective boat purchasers were angered and closed their wallets or found loopholes via offshore builders. Some say that total sales tax receipts for boats went down after passage of this tax. The major consequence of this flawed legislation was much unemployment among those working for boat builders. With a large boat building industry in his home state, Ted Kennedy led the charge that repealed this legislation . I spent most of my show time in the accessory displays. This year's quest was to learn of navigational apps and charts to use on my IPAD2. Though I got chart pricing information from a manufacture's rep, the information seems too good to be true. Reflecting on the high price I paid a while back for a chartplotter chip just for the Chesapeake Bay, I find it is a new world in regards to marine navigation applications. I learned of and priced waterproof protectors and helm mounts for the IPAD. Also checked out NMEA 2000 based instrument interfaces to an IPAD via WiFi. I spent a total of $19 at the show. I purchased a DVD from Sailrite on constructing boat cushions which may be a DIY effort on the Bluejacket. I have a Sailrite sewing machine and though not very good at it, I enjoy sewing. My mother's policy was that if any of her five children needed a clothes repair she would be happy to show us how to use her Singer sewing machine. Unhappy with this arrangement, little did I know that this experience would be of value decades later.