"Unleashing the Power of Speed: From Supermarine to Rolls-Royce S
The Winter Egg, 1913 (quartz, platinum, orthoclase, diamonds
CH463083 The Winter Egg, 1913 (quartz, platinum, orthoclase, diamonds, gold & demantoid) (see also 463082) by Holmstrom, Albert (1846-1920); height: 10.2 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)
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"Unleashing the Power of Speed: From Supermarine to Rolls-Royce S. 6, a Record-Breaking Journey" Embarking on an exhilarating journey through history, we delve into remarkable records that have left an indelible mark. The Supermarine aeroplane and its successor, the Rolls-Royce S. 6, soared through the skies with unparalleled speed and grace. Transporting us back to 1692, the court record of testimony at the Salem witch trials unveils a dark chapter in human history - a chilling reminder of how fear can distort justice. Shifting gears to modern marvels, we encounter the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. This sleek aircraft defied limits as it raced across continents like a phantom in flight. Stepping onto cricket's hallowed grounds in 1932, we witness an astonishing cricketing record that etched itself into sporting folklore forevermore. The Olympics have always been synonymous with breaking boundaries. In 1948, amidst post-war challenges, athletes pushed themselves beyond imagination during the grueling 10, 000-meter race – leaving spectators awestruck by their unwavering determination. Journeying to Polkanuggo Quarry in Stithians, Cornwall during 1903-1904 reveals workers' tireless efforts as they set out to break stone extraction records – showcasing human resilience and ingenuity against nature's might. A blanket of snow enveloped the United Kingdom in January 2010 – freezing time for a moment while setting new weather-related records that captivated both young and old alike. Revving up our engines with Harley-Davidson's iconic advert reminds us that sometimes breaking free from conventions is what sets us apart from others - embracing individuality becomes our personal record worth celebrating. Returning once more to Polkanuggo Quarry in September 1902 unravels another tale of triumph over adversity as miners strive relentlessly towards surpassing their previous achievements.