Art without engineering is dreaming;
Engineering without art is calculating.

Steven K. Roberts, N4RVE

Edward Roberts block-printed Christmas cards 1930s

My father was a DIY’er all the way, even back in his college days. In his old shop I found the wood-carving tools and blocks that he used to create these Christmas greetings in 1933 and 1934. The first celebrated his love for his first car, a 1910 Hupmobile:


And the second carries images from his time at Swarthmore College, heading up the cheer leading squad:


The photo at the top of this page is his gorgeous 1910 Hupmobile, on an adventure from Swarthmore to the Jersey Shore (pulled up in front of The Engleside). Among his various claims to fame were the lever-release aluminum ice-cube tray and a life of Star sailing before I came along. He also took tons of 8mm movies, which I am currently digitizing, and was the director of the Louisville Regional Science Fair for many years. Here are three more from later years: