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Watch Your Fingers

Watch Your Fingers

Machine used in mine that digs the coal and loads it on the car. With it three men can do the work of 50 in the old way. Yet they use boys to drive and trap. Gary, West Virginia. September 1908. View full size.

 

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Transformer

At the touch of several levers, it converts into a rendering plant.

All those exposed gears

Wonder how many fingers/hands that thing took off?

Tool Time

Not very cool leaving a couple of wrenches in the dirt.

Grrrr.

I would love to see this monster in action. I tried to envision what the concentric gearing does, and what the brackets might attach to on the front (?) wheels.

where can i get one!

without the caption, i could never have guessed what it was, but i wish i had one parked in my driveway!

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