A Machine Shop Lost in Time

In 1900 William A. Young built a machine shop along the Monongahela River in a little Pennsylvania town named Rices Landing. Eight years later the machine shop was expanded to add a foundry and in 1928 electricity was added to the shop. From the beginning the shop has been primarily run by a single engine using an elaborate system of pulleys and belts, which is still in use today. The foundry and machine shop continued to service the local town and steamboats on the river until its closure in 1965. Today the foundry is listed on the National Historic Landmark and is open to the public on Sundays for tours. For more information take a look at their website below.

W.A. Young and Sons Foundry

Below are some photos from my most recent trip to the foundry.

Big Havana

Coffee Tin

Cup of Joe

Rolled Oats

Glass Oil

Square Wrench


Nuts and Bolts


Drill Bits




What do you think?

Tonight I met with a group of photographers for a little discussion and get together.  We talked about software, selling your photos, lighting, and how to copyright your photography.  This group is a sub group of the photography club hat I belong to.  Our goal is to have more time devoted to areas of interest that the members are interested in.  This was the first of the meeting and I think that we had a good start.

The question that I have is how do you copyright your images?  Do you register them with the government or just place a copyright on the photo as a watermark?


I’m Back

Well first off let me apologize for not posting for a while.  Life sometime gets in the way of all the fun things we do.  I recently got  a promotion at work and have been playing catchup for the past couple of weeks.  But I think I have things under control now so I should be able to get back to some of the things that I enjoy.

I seriously will make a honest attempt to post everyday for the remainder of the year.