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 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 photographed them, and I present them here.
The third and last two images are 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 story about the museum can be found at The Mill.