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Billh50

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I remember those old overhead belt systems. Worked at a place that still used them to run 4 or 5 machines.
 

Dave Paine

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There is an old line shaft machine shop museum about 1 1/2hr drive from my place in Kinzers, PA.

They have an Annual Rough and Tumble event with blacksmith shop, the machine shop, many steam powered tractors, construction equipment and a steam powered museum. Highly recommended for a visit.

Rough and Tumble, Kinzers, PA

The line shaft machine shop roof showing all the drives.

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They did have a lathe which was not line shaft driven - an FE Reed foot powered lathe.

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I got whacked in the gut (and other spots too) a bunch of times slipping the belts over the pulleys with a 2x4 and a rod stuck in the end to pick up the belt.
 

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The Mifflenville buggy shop museum in Pa. also still has a overhead belt line shaft.
 
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