I recently posted a story about the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation. This small gem of a museum traces the American industrial revolution from 1813 to mid-20th Century, and is housed in a historic mill complex here in Waltham.
As I went about taking pictures for the story, I noticed various antique machines and machine parts lurking in corners of the museum, which I felt were of visual interest in their own right. So I took photographs of them, which I present here.
In the fourth and fifth rows down, are images of an 1857 horse-drawn fire engine with a steam powered tank, which shot water through the hoses to a height of 150-200 feet.
My extensive story about the museum can be found at The Mill.