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Posted 5 years ago


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I really love vintage technology. Here is a great little book I picked up a while back, “Essentials of Metalworking, A Textbook For Schools and Shops”, 1934.
Those photographs of the old machinery are great, that is certainly a “man-size” steam hammer.
I am also quite fond of the belt-driven drill press.


  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    Love it, the old machines were made very heavy & it made them very solid & accurate, no flexing or vibrating.
    The drill press is industrial artwork.
    Thanks for sharing.
  2. packrat-place packrat-place, 5 years ago
    Thank you very much mustangtony & gargoylecollector. Thank you for the kind words walksoftly. I love the vintage technology stuff, and am always looking for these kinds of books.
    Can you imagine listening to that steam hammer all day!
  3. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    You would only listen to it for a couple of years then you would be deaf!
    I have partial hearing loss from working with metal for 30+ years.
  4. petey petey, 5 years ago
    Merry Christmas packrat-place.
  5. packrat-place packrat-place, 4 years ago
    Thank you SEAN68...
  6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    your very welcome packrat!!

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