View Full Version : Photo: Vintage Machine Shop

02-19-2004, 04:44 AM

02-19-2004, 01:13 PM
what's going on with all those guys in the background? are they waiting to start laughing when the lathe operator loses an eye? is that a live piece of artillery on the lathe? is it an example of ten chiefs and one brave?

andy b.

02-19-2004, 01:25 PM
Maybe the Lathe operator yelled out, Hey yall, watch this!

Jason J
02-19-2004, 01:56 PM
Did anyone notice the electric motor in the upper left hand corner of the photo? It appears to be dricing the lineshaft setup.

02-19-2004, 02:25 PM
There was a Penick and Ford plant in my home town, Cedar Rapids IA. Was the photo taken there?

Paul Alciatore
02-19-2004, 08:20 PM
And one light bulb. Boy, in my shop I have two two tube fluorescents and desk lamps on every machine.

I guess the single electric motor was the first step in converting from steam to electric. Individual motors on each machine must have come later. Sounds logical, anyway.

Dude in the suit is likely the owner or manager: only came in for the photo. Number one brown nose is next to him telling him how well he has things going. Two runner-ups at his left are ready to jump in if the oportunity arises. And only two real workers who get no rewards but do all the work. Sounds normal.

Paul A.

Alan in Oz
02-19-2004, 08:32 PM
I can see another 3 persons in the photo, 2 watching and another working (must be a council job) also the hangmans noose for those that work too hard.

charlie coghill
02-19-2004, 10:06 PM
For gosh sakes guys be quite the operator is a sleep. His head is laying on his arm.

02-19-2004, 10:39 PM
I think Paul called it right w/boss,brownnoser's, etc. #1 looks like a real 100%er.

02-19-2004, 11:05 PM
Must have been my great grandpappy who put that shop together,the chip pans are on the floor where they belong.

Notice the change gears on that lathe,wide face width.

02-20-2004, 11:11 PM
Ever notice in most of the old pics and the shops you have been in they all got the same type drill press?

02-21-2004, 09:36 PM
don't make fun of that drill press. i pick mine up tomorrow.

i'll probably have pics in a few days, as well as a few of that pantograph i mentioned a week or so ago.

then i need to decide on the paint. gloss black, metal flake, flames????

andy b.

Michael Az
02-22-2004, 02:59 AM
I have counted ten men in the photo, seems the longer you look, the more there are.

02-22-2004, 01:13 PM
those drill presses have got to be one of the best ever made and pretty versitile to.
Royersford i think is who made them.