Originally Posted by eDJ
I've seen setup's like this in old Mechanics Illustrated magazines archived in the big public libraries and University libraries. It was back in the 1920's and up till the time of WW2. Somehow those were different times and publications like "The Boy Mechanic", and "The Boy Electrician" were around so that boys could learn skills growing up. After WW2 it seemed somehow to be different.
Here's a website with a lot of those cool old magazine articles: Vintage Projects and Building Plans