Posted 8 years ago
This is a recent acquisition of a CDV depicting some type of factory equipment. The rear of the card has a terrific graphic of the photographer’s studio: W.A. Webster [William Alexander] of Waltham, Mass.
According to the Waltham Historical Society, Webster had access to the American Waltham Watch Factory in the 1890s. Many of Webster’s images were taken in 1893 showing the inside of the Waltham factory - hence my belief that the pictured equipment was used for watch making.
I contacted the Waltham Historical Society to see if they can provide additional details. Maybe someone can identify the equipment.