US Industry - when it was belt driven and #1 - not like now

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 02/18/2012 - 22:36.

First it was waterpower, then it was coal fired steam power.  3000 horse power boilers feeding line shafting through out a huge multi storied brick New England Mill.   Machines like these - drill presses, planers, lathes, - all turning, mechanically powered through line shafts and leather belting.   


There is something magical, mesmerizing, about rotation - about circles spinning round and round.  

Probably why we can't resist buying cars.  Mesmerizing.

Perpetual motion. (we all think about it as round and round - but it might be linear!)

Factories full of us - a century ago.

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