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 Post subject: Agricultural and Industrial Museum, York, PA
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:35 am 
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On Saturday evening I attended an event at this spectacular museum in York, PA. Here are some of the highlights of the collection.
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The boiler at Bauman’s was originally used for a portable engine like this one. Both were built by Farquhar in York, PA.
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This is a replica steam locomotive made of wood.
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This 72 ton, 104 year old steam powered ammonia compressor was turned over with an electric motor. Video is at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htY6Y4FgJ3Y
More images are at:
http://good-times.webshots.com/album/562205352JjvDIg


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:43 pm 
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Pretty cool pics, Mike.
I didn't even know about that or I may have drug my ailing butt out of bed to go see that.
I didn't even get to the Farm Show this year. Bummer.

Hope you didn't run into any traffic problems in York.
Ugh...

~Shana

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I Want that Drill!!!

Nice stuff mike!

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why banks, not content with the air drill you have or that old hand drill you just happened on?

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I'm glad to see that the EMD 40-Tonner from the Harley-Davidson plant is finally preserved. The last time I visited York it was sitting at an isolated siding next to the plant rusting away.

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Pretty cool pics, Mike.
I didn't even know about that or I may have drug my ailing butt out of bed to go see that.

Hope you didn't run into any traffic problems in York.
Ugh...

~Shana

The museum is well worth a visit. Just call ahead to make sure the machinery will be running. In addition to the ammonia compressor, there was a three story tall operating gristmill, patternmakers lathe, shaper, 20 hp gas engine, and a couple other neat pieces. Even more was on static display. Here is the official site:
http://www.yorkheritage.org/agindmuseum.html
Traffic was not bad. Route 30 was busy, but delay free.


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