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    Typical MESTA sized product; rail-car shown for scale.

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    Typical MESTA sized product; rail-car shown for scale.
    No Doubt it's big, but don't rule out the relative perspective of distance.

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    In regard to original post # 527;

    There are indeed a few rail cars in the distance, but, there is also a railcar UNDER the shear. Only that shear sitting on a flat bed rail car.

    It is a pretty large shear.

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    Planer at the McKees Rocks Machine and Erecting Shop. McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. 1904.

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    Takes me back...to the 70's anyway. Ran a 30' Gray gantry planer. Talk about working carefully, a week of planing, then a mistake could be 30 feet long.
    Also ran a 8' Rockford. Talk about working carefully; you know the rest.
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    Mesta Machine Company ship shaft department.

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    The big shear on the right...

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    Good call! If not same, then another; many similarities. Talk about scale, Geez Louise.
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    The little wee tiny guy standing on the lathe.

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    When your tool post is as big as you are...you might be a Mesta worker...

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