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the accumulated load on the drive shafts that power everything must have required an insane amount of force to keep it all going smoothly. how much horsepower was behind those belts? wow ... i cannot imagine.I love the belt-driven machines. Those must have been steam powered back then.
not to mention the goings on in the "lead fumes" department ... krikey! the cement block walls look saturated with toxins.I wonder how many amputated arms fell into Bari Sax bells back then.
Water power... Elkhart had a huge so-called 'Hydraulic" that was considered by the local boosters to be a "second Lowell" and powered 10 large mills or more. If you're familiar with the "1st Lowell(MA) then you get the idea. It probably was converted to electric at some point... I grew up and continue to live in New England mill towns and have worked in many a building with the vestiges of water power ie. manufacturing plants and machine and woodworking shops. A few are still operating with the overhead belts though most of those are probably as much a hobby/museum as a viable business.martysax said:I love the belt-driven machines. Those must have been steam powered back then.
arm a-plated?Pinnman said:If some of those amputated arms martysax refers to had fallen in the plating vats (or the cleaning ones full of sulphuric acid), the results could have been interesting. :shock: