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Re: Jim Hobson

Postby JoeF » Sat May 04, 2013 4:22 pm

James Hobson
has had some IMDb presence.

Addition of information is welcome through that site.

His page:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1405546/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1405546/filmoseries#tt0047749

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1405546/filmoseries#tt0047749
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Re: Jim Hobson photo location

Postby 6051 » Sat May 04, 2013 11:27 pm

Joe
The photo you refer to was taken in the backyard of Jim's first home in LA located in the Valley (Tarzana).
I think the shot was taken before the Dockweiler flight. The house was built in the 50ies during the "Red Scare" and featured a full sized underground bomb shelter. When I was a child I told "Uncle Jim" that if a bomb ever fell the the nearby pool would flood the shelter and you'd drown. Of course we never had to test that theory.
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Re: Jim Hobson photo location

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun May 05, 2013 11:17 am

6051 wrote:When I was a child I told "Uncle Jim" that if a bomb ever fell the the nearby pool would flood the shelter and you'd drown.

You were pretty observant for a child. I don't know of too many adults who would have thought about that!!
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Re: Jim Hobson

Postby JoeF » Sun May 05, 2013 1:07 pm

6051,
Yes, sharp mechanical insight you had!
:arrow: Because Palmer and your uncle seem to be the seeding pioneering renaissance recreation-sport foot-launch hang gliding persons using the NASA-spread four-boom technology,
the site of that 1962 home may become a gem in the history of hang gliding! Thanks, Surtees. God meant for humans to fly, that is one reason God gave us Jim, a distinct helper in that ongoing adventure. :?: :?: :idea:

:arrow: It just came to be noted by Ashley that she has found a photo of Jim flying. Determining the date and craft and place might take some determined detective work.
And she also noted the presence of a hang glider in Jim's possession; same for that: will it prove to be the 1962 ship or something else? :?: :?: :idea:

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Re: Jim Hobson

Postby JoeF » Sun May 05, 2013 5:07 pm

Elsie Holmes Hobson
knew about her husband's hang gliding. Elsie Holmes Hobson passed away over a decade ago.

An April 28, 2013, comment posted in
https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeDogProductions
by a relative Ed Cortright posted a significant paragraph, including some comments about Jim Hobson and Elsie.
Clipping: "He will always be a hero in my life as the example of a creative adult who could see the world through the eyes of an adventurous child."

I hope Ed will tell more.

Also at
https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeDogProductions is the telling April 26, 2013, post from CoffeeDogProductions. The post was just before Jim's passing on the same day.
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Re: Jim Hobson

Postby JoeF » Mon May 06, 2013 8:23 am

Elsie Holmes Hobson
knew of Jim's hang gliding.
Her gravestone in Mississippi
http://image1.findagrave.com/photos/200 ... 033006.jpg
Main source has some details:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cg ... d=32681691

Surtees James confirmed the stone regards Elsie who knew of her husband's hang gliding.

Ed Cortright: "She and my Mom grew up in a little town named Yazoo City, MS. When she and her husband Jim would return to MS for there annual visit ..."
Ed Cortright of the following photo that shows Elsie in a play: "my aunt Elsie"
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Historical play: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antigone_(Sophocles)
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Re: Jim Hobson

Postby JoeF » Mon May 06, 2013 8:46 am

Jim Hobson had in his collection
Book II of Boy Mechanic.
We in our forum have a topic on Book I, which see. And just because Jim had Book II, does not rule out whether or not speculatively he had seen Book I or further editions.
But to respect that he had Book II, we follow that fact and have a look in Book II, as it was important enough for Jim to present me with the fact of his Book II roots, in part.

So, here is a link that gives access to Book II in several formats, your choice.
http://archive.org/details/boymechanicbook200chic2

What was in Book II ????? :?: :?: :?: Invited: Clips and speculation over what might have caught Jim's eye in that book.
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He probably saw the title page!
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Jim might have paused on page 108:
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Did he pause on page 108? Did he ever fly toy kites?
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Re: Jim Hobson

Postby JoeF » Mon May 06, 2013 9:17 am

Did Jim pause on page 111 of Book II of his held copy of Boy Mechanic?

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Re: Jim Hobson

Postby JoeF » Mon May 06, 2013 9:29 am

Did Jim see the top drawing that has a tailed monoplane hang glider?

Did he review the main article Tandem Monoplane hang glider (echo of Montgomery in 1800s late) ?
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Aiming now to add the finish of that article at top of page 114. Challenge in program. Will aim to use a Reply. See next post.
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Re: Jim Hobson

Postby JoeF » Mon May 06, 2013 10:00 am

Jim probably finished reading that article on page 114 of Book II of Boy Mechanic, 1915 published.
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