|Cold press used to add iron "tires" to wooden wagon wheels.|
Even cooler, my grandmother lived just past the original location when I was a very, very small child. I remember going there, though I don't know why. There was a kindly old gentleman who took me exploring and explained how things worked. Jean, my wonderful guide today, let me wander on the other side of the ropes and I saw some things I remembered from when I was small. A wooden clamp. The boxes and boxes of iron parts. The sound of the cold press in the picture. And amazingly, I'm positive it smelled the same. Isn't it odd, the things your memories hold?
If you've never been to see the Wagon Works, I recommend going. It's a true piece of history that has managed to survive in excellent condition. For more pics, stop by my JPG page.