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#598304 06/16/2021 3:49 PM
by graybeardtmm3
didn't take the time to chase down the recent thread that touched on machinery powered by central shaft equipment....and using leather belts for take-offs...but i received this today, and thought it might be of some interest...


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#598423 Jun 19th a 02:23 AM
by LeFusil
Originally Posted by GLS
Here's an old French postcard sent in 1916 of gunmaking at Manufrance. Apparently it is as photogenic as sausage making...
[Linked Image from jpgbox.com]

That is an AMAZING picture of a real gun factory, producing guns. That is empirical evidence that MF made their own guns.
It’s too bad none of E.M. Reilly’s hundreds of employees didn’t bother to snap at least one pic of their gun making factory & machines.
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#598444 Jun 19th a 04:05 PM
by Drew Hause
Drew Hause
Early on, the power for the Hunter Arms factory machinery was primarily from the race underneath the building, as was, I believe, the Ithaca Gun Co. factory.
This drawing from 1924 shows 50% of the power from steam; 50% from water

[Linked Image from photos.smugmug.com]

In 1896 the factory also had a "300-light dynamo, which lights the factory in the evening when the men are working overtime."
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#598425 Jun 19th a 02:42 AM
by Stanton Hillis
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Great pic, Gil. Can you imagine what it would have sounded like to be there!!
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