Well. Wouldn't you like to walk into that room today?
Mmm, mmm, mmm. Thank you for sharing.
Great Herb!!! I wonder if the shaft is powered with a T motor? Love the anvil base.
I don't know where you find these but I'm glad you do. What wonderful places these take us.
They seem to have done a lot of grinding/polishing from the number of wheels on the wall at our left. The motors (?) on the floor might be motorcycle. The wood board floor and window lighting are superb.
I HAVE THE ANVIL IN MY SHOP.THRE IS A NEAT OLD SHOP ON U TUBE,STEAM POWER'D,I THINK YOU TYPE IN OLD STEAM SHOP.ITS VERY NEAT.
not much there i dont have. charley
When I saw this one I was thinking of you Richard.
Could the engines on the floor be for marine? Got pretty big flywheels. That shop is way too clean for those days. Dave in Bellingham,WA
Thanks Herb. You know what I like.
I can't recognize anything specific. Maybe someone else can. Could be marine, David.
I was sitting in the grocery store parking lot...The 'Little Lady" was picking up a few things she forgot...Looking at the Forum on my phone and saw this post....First thing I thought of is "Wait till Richard see's this he'll love it"...
Scroll down and he's already seen it....
Thanks for posting,,,great photo,,,I could spend hours there...
Carl,,aka Slim ,over at the Lazy S Ranch..
Same place, different angle.
Oh My Gosh. As if it being Easter wasn't great enough.
I see a propeller so boat makes sense. I think I can read Winchester on the wooden box.
So start identifying things.
What is the long handled tool on the right side of the photo?
What great pictures. Takes me back to working at my grandfather's ship yard in the summers during highschool. It looked about the same except the machines had been converted to electric before WWII. The line shaft was still hanging in the overhead with the big wheels and clutches to engage them. The wood handles hanging down were used to shift the wheels in and out of gear. There's a power hack saw on the forground, 3 laythes, a drill press and a shaper in the back ground. There'a a really big 4 jaw chuck on the bench.
Judging by the 2 marine engines and the propeller I would say it was about 1910.
Thanks for posting
Its curious to see all the different wire and grinder wheels behind the grinder in the right side of the shop in the first photo. Must have been several wheels used for different purposes. Maybe some are buffer wheels.
i see an early TV screen in first photo. mid- way lh side.
Great photo. What a cool period in time. Tim
Fred, I think that's a stove of some kind. Flue pipe above it.
I think it is a forge of some kind.
It's a forge, note the anvil is close by.
What a cool picture, a cool shop, and by golly, no OSHA then! And they survived! Imagine that.
Wow. Great shop.
That second photo answers so many questions.
That's 2 punch presses in the right foreground yes?
Thank you Herb!
Looks more like a machine/fabrication shop. The forge and anvil are an anachronism in a garage. I love the way those belts are arranged to drive various machines. Is that a pipe threader on the right on the tripod stand?
Alan from down under.
Marine machine shops then and now do a lot of fine sanding and polishing. Then it was probably brass, today it is stainless and aluminum. Brass propeller repair which is ongoing work requires grinding and polishing after braising repairs. Today we use hand grinders and various levels of sandpaper but those were not available then so I would imagine grind wheels in various grits were the method of metal removal.
You do not see Shapers in most machine shops today. Having machined/ground stock available made this machine a seldom used item. Internal key way's are now mostly broached.
My 1928 South Bend has a two speed belt set up. Lots of fun to run. I seen old film of a machine operator changing the step pulley belt speed on the fly with a stick. Love these old machine tools.
I had an inboard marine motor similar to the one laying on the floor. One cylinder, 2 cycle. Hauled it around for 50 years and finally sold it to a friend.
i have worked in old shops for the last 60 years. but the one in the frt center i am not sure what it is. maybe a mill of some kind.pat your south bend is nice mine was made before 1915. no records be fore that charley
i would think just a small belt could power the TV
i would think just a small belt could power the TV
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Fred, from the smokestack on top of the TV I think it runs on kerosene.
Charlie - Pipe threading maybe?
W.F. & John Barnes Co., number 4-1/2 lathe. Originally pedal powered, but that's been removed to run off the line shaft.
Harold & Charley,
Yes, I believe that's a pipe threader.
Charlie, what's your serial number? Mine's 926 and South Bend told me almost 30 years ago it was sold in June of 1911 to the huge sales agent F. E. Satterlee in Minneapolis and it didn't stray but a hundred miles so far.
wswells.com has a pretty good registry including the older ones.
Pat, that is a beautiful lathe and I love the two speed setup!
on that TV, maybe its kinda like a gas refrigerator? that tool on the floor stand to the right of the TV appears to be a draw cut power hack saw, i believe Marvel to be most popular, but this one appears to be something else.
duey! my # is 18760 30 years ago i called them they said they had a fire in 1915, they had no records before that????the machine could be a threader as i see square dies.but i think the three legged one to the right is the pipe threader. great pic. thanks . charley
Charley - This 16" x 10' is number 18972, believed to have been built in 1919. Was used by a local irrigation district to cut transite pipe.
It's all apart now awaiting some cleanup before going back into service. Has a transmission to select forward speeds and reverse. I'd like to rig it back to overhead lineshaft system if I can come up with the appropriate components.
Sweet BIG lathe Phil!
Mine has had a Model A transmission hanging on its leg for a long time.
I like that setup and those "modern" guards you guys have. Ya, they're mostly just to keep oil from slinging around on the operator.
Phil- my 1st real lathe was a 16" SB with the same Western Gear gearbox mounted similar to yours except someone had built a very elegant cone clutch arrangement between the motor and the gearbox so you never had to shut off the motor to stop the spindle.