Beakerhead 2014 Day 5 – The Canadian Museum of Making Tour Part 2

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Welcome to part 2 of the Canadian Museum of Making tour.

From the area that I like to call the “grand hall”, the tour continues thru a hallway adorned with numerous pieces of belt-driven machining equipment. All pieces of equipment look like they are fully operational. You really do feel like you are in a Victorian era manufacturing facility. This hallway  opens into another room with a few more unique pieces of machining equipment. Off to the left is an area that looks like a garage, with three classic cars and a motorbike that broke a speed record on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Here the walls are adorned by a vast collection of steam engine indicators. This is the last part of the indoor portion of the tour. A few historic steam powered pieces are located out side including a Case traction engine. This concludes the tour.

The museum really is something special to see. Kudos to Ian and his crew for preserving these artifacts and being passionate about what they do. I want to thank the Beakerhead organizers for organizing this tour. Be sure to click on the thumbnails below to access the photo galleries.

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I found this great little documentary about the museum on YouTube, with the proprietor, Ian MacGregor…

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