Saturday, December 29, 2007

York Ag & Industrial Museum

Today, my partner and I toured the York Agricultural & Industrial Museum. The museum houses vast antique collections of various industries including farming, pottery, woodworking, machinery, dentistry, weight lifting, wire mesh, grist mills, as well as antique cars, a conestoga wagon, a trolley car, an early 2-passenger airplane, WWII items, and many other
things.

Here are a few shots of the woodworking section. Notice anything odd about these exhibits? In most cases, you can walk right up and touch things. The displays that were cordoned off had chains that were so close to the display items, you could still touch them if you wanted to. I of course did not, out of respect for these well-cared-for artifacts.



And what was my partner doing while I was keeping my hands off the precious collections?

(Hint: look inside the red truck's driver's seat.)

9 comments:

Gary Roberts said...

Curious... that bench with the angled vise looks just like one from Chris Schwarz' book. I wonder, did the maker of the bench read his book?

Best
Gary

The Village Carpenter said...

HA! That's a good one. ; )

Shazza said...

Did Presby have to wipe the drool off your chin as you walked past these displays?

The Village Carpenter said...

She was too busy running around like a ninny and bogarting the children's section.

Wyldth1ng said...

I see your post is quite different in contrast to Presbyfruit's. You guys are so funny.

This looks like an awesome museum, one that I would enjoy as well.

The Village Carpenter said...

The museum is excellent, Wyld. It's like a well kept secret in York.

Anonymous said...

Sure hope that Presbyfruit had on one of her multitude of red shoes when in that truck!

Shazza said...

Who da thunk York was such a cultural hub?

I'll have to ask my sister if she's been there. I'm sure she has.

Sounds like you two had a lot of fun!

Gye Greene said...

Photo of the mega-lathe>

My first thought, upon seeing that, was that if you removed the lathe stuff, it would make a **heck** of a workbench.

Heavy and study. Hard to clamp things to, though (maybe bolt a cleat across the front for clamping to the surface?).


--GG