Rolls-Royce 10 hp

The Rolls-Royce 10 hp was the first car to be produced as a result of an agreement of 23 December 1904 between Charles Rolls and Henry Royce, badged as a Rolls-Royce. The 10 hp was produced by Royce's company, Royce Ltd. at its factory in Cooke Street, Hulme and was sold by Rolls' motor dealership, C. S. Rolls & Co. at a price of £395. The 10 hp was exhibited at the Paris Salon in December 1904, along with 15 hp and 20 hp cars and engine for the 30 hp models; the 10 hp was a development of Henry Royce's first car, the Royce 10, of which he produced three prototypes in 1903. This was itself based on a second-hand Decauville owned by Royce which he believed he could improve. In particular, Royce succeeded in making his car quieter than existing cars. Unlike the Royce 10 which had a flat topped radiator, the Rolls-Royce 10 hp featured one with a triangular top which would appear on all subsequent cars; the engine is a water-cooled twin-cylinder of 1800 cc enlarged to 1995 cc on cars, with overhead inlet and side exhaust valves, based on the original Royce engine but with an improved crankshaft.

The power output was 12 hp at 1000 rpm. The car has a top speed of 39 mph. There is a transmission brake fitted behind the gearbox operated by foot pedal and internal expanding drum brakes on the back axle operated by the handbrake lever. Springing is by semi-elliptic leaf springs on rear axles, it is a small car with a track of 48 in. Rolls Royce intended to make 20 of the cars but only 16 were made as it was thought that a twin-cylinder engine was not appropriate for the marque; the last 10 hp was made in 1906. Rolls-Royce did not provide the coachwork. Instead, the cars were sold in chassis form for the customer to arrange his own body supplier, with Barker recommended. Four are believed to survive: the oldest, a 1904 car registered U44, chassis 20154, was sold for £3.2 million to a private collector by Bonham's auctioneers in December 2007. A fourth car, chassis 20159 is believed to be in a private collection. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars accessed 2 February 2006

Pollokshields Library

Pollokshields Library is in Leslie Street, central Pollokshields, Glasgow. The plans were prepared by Thomas Gilmour under the supervision of City Engineer and Surveyor, Alexander B. McDonald; the library was opened on 20 February 1907 by Sir John Stirling Maxwell. The Edwardian Baroque building is protected as a category B listed building; the area is home to many New Scots, consisting of Sri Lankan and Indian residents. The library holds a good stock of magazines in Urdu, as well as English. Regular events are held at the library, including talks by authors, children's activities and reading challenges. Pollokshields Library at Glasgow Life

Palmetto State Armory

Palmetto State Armory is an American firearms company based in Columbia, South Carolina. The name derives from South Carolina's official nickname, "The Palmetto State". Palmetto State Armory operates six retail locations around the state of South Carolina. Jamin McCallum is a veteran of the United States Army National Guard who served overseas in the Iraq War. Jamin established Palmetto State Armory in 2008 after leaving a career in accounting to pursue his passion in firearms. Jamin began selling magazines and ammunition online while fulfilling orders out of his garage; the company now employs more than 200 people and is continuing to grow, with former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley calling it, "a valued member of South Carolina's thriving business community."Palmetto State Armory's website now sells a full array of firearms-related products. Everything it builds in-house as well as reloading supplies and tactical and hunting apparel. Palmetto State Armory is known for its line of AR-15 pistols.

The video documenting the "Torture Test" of their rifle has been viewed more than a quarter of a million times on YouTube, shows how well the rifle can withstand various methods of abuse. In the last several years Palmetto State Armory's line has expanded to include AK-47 style rifles, a line of 1911 handguns, AR-10 rifles, a 6.5 Creedmoor rifle, 9MM Carbine Rifles, various calibered rifle uppers from.22LR to.308 WIN. Palmetto State Armory has six retail stores located throughout the state of South Carolina; the cities of Greenville, Ridgeland, Mount Pleasant and Summerville all host at least one location. Palmetto State Armory has an outdoor shooting facility located in Swansea, SC called Palmetto Outdoors. Palmetto State Armory