Wooden Wheels

Continuing with images from the Saugus Iron Works, today’s post highlights some of the enormous wooden machinery that was used in the production of iron during the seventeenth century.  It was difficult to discern exactly what these wheels were used for, but they were powered by a large waterwheel on the outside of the building and turned together like two giant sprockets.  They reside in one of the buildings that provides only limited access so I was unable to get down further to see more of how they once operated.  Regardless, they are quite impressive and full of character.

Camer settings: ISO 200, f/11, 18mm, 4 brackets


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