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  • Optics Curmudgeon
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    The resolution in these old photos is amazing. If you are a fan of old shops you can see a lot of detail and get clues as to old processes and setups. The Huntington Library has a lot of photos of the Mount Wilson Observatory shop in digital form. Example:

    https://hdl.huntington.org/digital/c...id/1310/rec/14

    If you go on the "engineering tour" of the observatory you get to see the shop on the mountain, still mostly line shaft driven.

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  • reggie_obe
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    Originally posted by vectorwarbirds View Post
    Ok Shorpy sleuths I see two what look like coffee pots on the two machines in the middle from the bottom up. Looks like more farther up as well. They look like they are floating in the air, no base they are sitting on. What are they, some kind of automatic drip oiler? Hot coffee with no visible means of support? Photo shopped in? Inquiring minds want to know
    That is a cutting oil pot for the horizontal mill.
    Similar to: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Van-Norman-...cAAOSw7KhczKky
    or

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  • Franz©
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    ? this coffee pot?

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  • ncjeeper
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    Very cool.

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  • john hobdeclipe
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    Originally posted by vectorwarbirds View Post
    Ok Shorpy sleuths I see two what look like coffee pots on the two machines in the middle from the bottom up. Looks like more farther up as well. They look like they are floating in the air, no base they are sitting on. What are they, some kind of automatic drip oiler? Hot coffee with no visible means of support? Photo shopped in? Inquiring minds want to know
    Tallow?

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  • vectorwarbirds
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    Ok Shorpy sleuths I see two what look like coffee pots on the two machines in the middle from the bottom up. Looks like more farther up as well. They look like they are floating in the air, no base they are sitting on. What are they, some kind of automatic drip oiler? Hot coffee with no visible means of support? Photo shopped in? Inquiring minds want to know

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  • TGTool
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    Hey, I've got the next newer model of the Cincinnati horizontal in the lower center of the pic. Mine is geared internally for table travel but still has that external drive shaft as shown. Taking the table drive inside the column gives more feed speeds, selectable via levers on the other side but gives up one flat belt pulley speed since I've only got three. In a fit of modernizing, at some point it got an independent electric motor mounted above with a four speed gearbox (Whee), and a Bridgeport M-head on the overarm so I'm right up to date.

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  • Doozer
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    Shorpy has some awesome pictures.
    You could spend endless says looking at them.

    -Doozer

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  • vectorwarbirds
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    Originally posted by john hobdeclipe View Post
    Just now saw this on the Shorpy website...enjoy!

    https://www.shorpy.com/node/25314?si...iginal#caption
    All those people making cash registers, hundreds probably, today its takes 25 on the line. I do see some goodies on their work tables I would like to have!

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  • john hobdeclipe
    started a topic 1904 Lineshaft Driven Toolroom

    1904 Lineshaft Driven Toolroom

    Just now saw this on the Shorpy website...enjoy!

    https://www.shorpy.com/node/25314?si...iginal#caption
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