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(1/23/2013 10:53:03 AM)
Two nice shots here of the workshops at Racine I think. Don't they show a bygone age with the overhead shaft and pulley lines powering the machine tools by flat belts?
We often had small scale shaft and pulley lines to drive barn machinery on farms over here. They could be powered by water wheels, engine or tractors. I still have a great uncle's Challenger which I remember powering is shaft and pulley line to drive an M-H corn grinder in my youth. That could really make the Challenger grunt if he opened the grain inlet too wide.
Then very near where we live we have one of the largest museums in Wales where the old quarry workshops are preserved just as they stopped working. The shafts and pulleys are powered by one of the largest water wheels in the UK and Joe was heard to comment "Awesome" when we took him round!
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