old machine shop photo

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John B.

old machine shop photo

Post by John B. » Tue Mar 04, 2003 11:05 am

For anyone who might be interested, I posted a picture of "St. Paul Machine Works" 1900 (St. Paul, Mn) at:

John B.

P.S. I found this picture at the Minnesota Historical Society's web site.

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Re: old machine shop photo

Post by Wally » Tue Mar 04, 2003 5:48 pm

Man looks pretty dark in there and whats that on the cieling? Coal soot?

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Post by Steve_in_Mich » Tue Mar 04, 2003 6:41 pm

There's the proof! One man at a lathe can support seven sitting on their hands [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/wink.gif"%20alt="[/img]

Thanks John
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Re: old machine shop photo

Post by philinmt » Wed Mar 05, 2003 2:38 pm

Well that looks like most of the shops up here in mt...Phil in Mt


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Post by J_Tiers » Wed Mar 05, 2003 11:54 pm

When I first looked at that, I wondered if that shop were in one of the old beer storage caves under the bluff.

That roof looked like it, but a cave would likely not be so flat on the ceiling.

Sure are a lot of folks standing around...what happened to that Swedish work ethic?


Re: old machine shop photo

Post by spud » Mon Mar 24, 2003 10:30 pm

just think that the super accurate machines we have today came from places like this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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