Pretty old students...look like the professors!!
Business end of the tools is OK position wise but that wheel barrow needs some fiddlin'.
Not sure, but maybe they are getting ready to off load coal into the basement? Note the open door to the cellar/basement that is lined up with the back of the truck. And the tail gate is down. Of course they need to open the other cellar door.
Thanks again Jay and others for the many excellent early photos.
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The far side cellar door is flipped over. Most coal burning situations
had a purpose-built chute that put the coal right where it needed to be
by the furnace. Maybe this building pre-dates such an installation and
a chute was placed along one side of the stairs as a retrofit ?
I think they were hired to bury Dean Harris by a student he disciplined that the Dean mentioned in the other thread.
LOL!!! (Thank you Dennis. Nice segue!)
Seriously. My dad always said, and I absolutely agree, that "every engineer should be required to spend at least one full year on the grunt end of a construction crew".
They are likely hauling out ashes and clinkers.I well recall our coal furnace.One had to have considerable knowledge in those days.I can't imagine millenials going to the basement,shaking the clinkers out of the grates,and shoveling the stoker full.
I doubt this episode has anything to do with coal, ashes or clinkers.
Those are garden spades, not coal shovels.
Just the college groundskeepers…..
Coal stoking and clinker removal, .... that's a phone app, right ?
Looks like the two guys on the right are wearing the appropriate neck ties.
Burger,at minumun the new breed would have to take an internet tutorial on the operation and care of a coal furnace.
Is that a slider door on the TT or no door
Yep theres a TT in the photo
Beloit College in Beloit, WI. Might have been far enough back in time that the staff had to help pitch in with unloading coal.
Jim, ... they'd need an internet tutorial on how to operate the #@! shovel !
Dalls, I wondered the same thing...