Sunday, 13 January 2008

Fake Tan Man


I was lucky enough to be invited to a demonstration of this prototype tanning machine. As you can see, in the interest of reliability, the manufacturer has opted for an Atlas Copco compressor to power the unit. I suspect the equivalent Ingersoll Rand vane-type machine was rejected on cost grounds as well. The gentleman providing the demonstration has just got back from his lunch break and is checking air-flow and the oil cooling system temperature guages. I believe he had a chicken liver salad and a glass of beer.

5 comments:

Peter Ashley said...

This is a most extraordinary picture Diplo. I think we need more of an explanation. The location is bizarre, almost as if the compressor and its demonstrator are tiny miniatures in a hole in the road.

Ron Combo said...

You haven't got his 'phone number by any chance, have you?

Diplomat said...

sorry - but i believe he rides a Harley Davidson at the weekends,if that helps.

Diplomat said...

Peter, all the clues you need are in the post, well not the post but the post.

Peter Ashley said...

Ah, I see what you mean Diplo. It's a quarry in the Atlas Copco Mountains.