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Where does old equipment go when it dies?

Frank_5 Member Posts: 49
I don't know where all that old scrap goes, but I know what I'd like to do with it all.............melt it into bombs, temper it with pigs blood and drop it on ( well, you all know where)


  • John R. Hall
    John R. Hall Member Posts: 2,246
    I've heard

    comments from Wallies about putting old equipment in a museum. Does one exist? Should one exist? How many of you keep a lot of relics around?
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,549
    I know of one

    in beautiful Bethpage on the Isle of Long.
    Retired and loving it.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,904
    And we have the beginnings of one

    right here in Baltimore.

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  • Dan Peel
    Dan Peel Member Posts: 431
  • pfitter_7
    pfitter_7 Member Posts: 1
    My Wife ...

    Accuses me of having one.... well actually she calls it piles of junk. She just doesnt understand......

  • Joe at krahezfoo@aol.com
    Old equipment disposal

    After reading " The Lost Art of Steam Heating" for the 10th time, and seeing some of the devices used during the birth of this industry, I started to look around on the jobs that I worked on and suddenly had an urge to start saving some of the traps,controls, gages,etc., that were state of the art back in the 1890's and beyond. I'm a packrat by nature, as most of us are in this business. I have traps that were made by manufacturers that no longer exist. If we have a Football,Baseball, and Basketball Hall of Fame; why not a Lost Art of Steam Heating Hall of Fame? There is a device in our local museum; which was part of the original building.It's located in the pantry/kitchen, and I am not sure what it was used for. The only thing I can figure is that it was used to warm plates or proof bread. Steam driven device. Want to get back there and take pictures of it and see if it can be identified. The people who built this place were very affluent during their era, and everything was state of the art at that time. They even had craftsmen come in and do the glass and woodwork from NY City. This is interesting stuff and should be preserved.
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