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    Nice one! The workers faces are a bit "Sharpened" but get the drift of their resolve and work status. Surprising how narrow the frames are for firetrucks. That looks to be some sort of shaper/mill at 9 O'Clock?? Can't quite read the name on the upper crossmember but made in USA for sure. He is working on one of the housings on the floor (pump housing?)...surfacing the mating face??

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJs View Post
    Nice one! The workers faces are a bit "Sharpened" but get the drift of their resolve and work status. Surprising how narrow the frames are for firetrucks. That looks to be some sort of shaper/mill at 9 O'Clock?? Can't quite read the name on the upper crossmember but made in USA for sure. He is working on one of the housings on the floor (pump housing?)...surfacing the mating face??

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    PJs, that's a planer, maybe a ten foot table. It does look like he's running those bodies. I can't make out name either, seems to have a lot of "n". Probably 'Cincinnati'.
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    PJs, that's a planer, maybe a ten foot table. It does look like he's running those bodies. I can't make out name either, seems to have a lot of "n". Probably 'Cincinnati'.
    First look I thought it was "Baker 91" or Baker 90 or Baker Co but never heard of it. second line ends with"*SA" which i thought was USA. I like the right angle jigs to hold at level or correct angle for surfacing/machining.

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    Steam dredging crew on the Suez Canal. 1860s.

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    Monumental and costly (thousands lost to cholera and disease) effort for the day, but in the long run a success. That is a Big Dredge for the day, based on the number of people on it and scaling to that.

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    Machine shop at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory. Cleveland, Ohio. 1946.

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    Look at all those Gerstner boxes

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