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Old 11-30-2008, 07:11 PM
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Working Vintage Machine shop (150 years old!)

I was up in Grass Valley California visiting my brother over the Thanksgiving weekend and we went to local museum at the Empire Mine. (Click here) I always love a good museum and this one was one of the most interesting. But when I walked into the machine shop it won the prize for the part I liked the best. I have seen old shops with a few belt ran machines but I have never seen anything like this.

Every machine in the building was ran off a single motor up on the ceiling. Now, back before electricity, it was steam driven, one steam engine.


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