This looks like it would have been a great place to work before it was either abandoned or fell victim to arson. Given it's location, I would be surprised if someone else on UER hasn't explored it. It's filled with expensive machine tools and heavy equipment, all of which appear to have been forgotten by the owner.
1960's Record Vise No. 5. Record Tool Factory in Sheffield, England from 1909 to 2000. Purchased by Irwin
Cincinnati Bickford Radial Drilling Machine. I found one very similar that was dated 1944.
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Re: Burned out Machine Shop < Reply # 4 on 1/20/2021 1:09 AM > | Reply with Quote
This is an excellent looking spot. I don't recall ever seeing it before, but it's so easy to make a place look completely different and new when you have even a partly-different side to your photography. And this set certainly does.
I too much prefer exploring in winter than summer. No poison ivy, no ticks, and the added benefit of checking for tire tracks and footprints, which is invaluable. Plus there's just something strangely satisfying about getting dressed up so that you're completely impervious to the elements.
Re: Burned out Machine Shop < Reply # 6 on 3/24/2021 12:27 PM > | Reply with Quote
Posted by GutOfBrick These are really great Nosey, I dream of finding stuff like this. Considering how rough some of those machines look, that drill bit looks pretty good lol
I full on expected a big abandoned house when I rolled up but was given a gift from above I guess. It amazes me that the equipment is being left there as there is some serious $$$ in salvage or resale.
There's clearly an interesting back story as to why so much is being left behind.