View Full Version : Photo: Lathe Shop Romania 1940

11-12-2004, 04:11 PM

11-12-2004, 04:21 PM
Great pic, Carl,

That shop was probably making stuff with swastikas on it in 1940 or 41.....

Still impressive.

Andy Pullen

11-12-2004, 06:54 PM
wish I had a shop like that...but then again, the heating bill would probably be atrocious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :> )

11-12-2004, 09:00 PM
I wonder if that was the Browning plant where the Nazis put the workers on the "incentive" plan?

11-12-2004, 09:55 PM
Man that's a lot of lathes.. Thanks for the photo Carl

11-12-2004, 10:12 PM
HA! you thinks that impressive for romania? (im from romania yey http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif ). Theres a company called titan tmg which makes machines the size of schools, heres the link for it, very impressive. The machines are so heavy that they dont use dovetail slides or linear bearings. They float on a bed of oil controlled by a precision hydraulic pump. Lots of pics, these machines are huge, but my dad used to work at a company that MADE machines this size http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//eek.gif The site is www.titan-tmg.com (http://www.titan-tmg.com) . My dad also says the place place to get machine tools is romania, they are always thrown out, very simple to get for free, shipping is the problem http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif

11-12-2004, 10:55 PM
That picture makes me want to put mirrors on all four walls in my shop.

Dave Opincarne
11-12-2004, 11:09 PM
Not the ceiling? http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Hey, I'm Romanian too. Opincariu originaly

11-13-2004, 09:17 AM
Coool, small world??!

11-15-2004, 10:47 AM
Where's the chips?

"Ok, Hans put your right hand un de handle...Datts gut. Smile." Click.

11-15-2004, 06:50 PM
This same pic was posted over at PM, and the consensus was that this is a lathe factory, making lathes. If you look close, you see lots of overhead belt drive lathes, but no overhead belts. And one big granddaddy bridge crane, perfect for picking up lathes. And no power cords, and no chips, and no tooling, and no parts, and no raw material.
So they are building lathes.

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