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Cool Picture Thread

J. Armstrong

Minister of Amusement
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Feb 27, 2004
Montgomery County, PA
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My uncle had started his business in a shop much like that. Still had the overhead shafts and belts driving everything. The original stationary steam engine was still in a walled off section of the building, but had been functionally replaced by a pretty good sized electric motor. I still regret that I was too young to fully appreciate the engine and wish I had gotten some pictures ! I do remember that the shaft brackets/mounts were bronze and pretty ornate.
Building was torn down decades ago and I have often wondered what became of the engine and all the drives and machine tools. Probably scrapped without a second thought :(
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