Recent Art from The Old Factory
JULY 20, 2012
Our boilers have been running so hot with the record-breaking heat this summer and smoke stacks so thick, that the local fire department has kindly asked us to install a sprinkler system and a complete set of fire alarms. Artwork abounds and the creativity climbs the charts, as the tinkering continues night and day right through the summers heat.
Did Abraham Lincoln once fire this weapon? Many believe he did. Found in a Virginia warehouse ten years after his death this proto type is believed to have been presented to him near the end of the civil war. Little else is known, as there is no surviving paper work to have been reported to be found at this warehouse. Mr. Lincoln did in fact take great interest in the unions weapons and did in fact test fire several models on the whitehouse lawn.
New Factory art items are displayed outside the shop during the mid day lunch break. As the great depression dragged on and on the leaders talked and talked and the banks slowly began to fail, more and more children were drawn to the small factory by the sea that made wonderful things. Things were found here that could not be found in the mass-market products found in the gigantic stores in the crowed and dirty big cities. One of kind strange and wonderful magical creations made by hand from simple and found quite common materials.
Robot day at the factory, every second week the robots are brought out for all to see, always a real crowd pleaser these little machines are always fun to watch as they slowly stagger out of the main factory gates. The children especially enjoy robot day at he plant and often go home with a robot of their choice.
Little Steam Bot” seems somewhat perplexed on his release form the factory gates. One of the smaller robots and made from leftover parts but still a very good machine.
Deck Hand Side Arms from the USS Air Seam Ship Boston 1894 On extended cross-continental flights from Boston to Colon the steam Zeppelin crews needed side arm protection from, assassins, raiders and other zeppelin pirates. The two weapons shown here are both from the USS Boston’s weapons locker. The side arm above is a chromed bore fifty-eight caliber eight shot for in close fighting. The weapon below is a five shot fifty caliber smooth bore very good at long range and for roof top shots. The differences in calibers caused much trouble with the fleet and were later made to a standard caliber by the Steam Ship Federation as it centralized all weapon manufacture to Leeds England, and introduced the standard forty five caliper to all ships of the line.