Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
Likely in a rusted out factory in a rusted out city in a region where nobody is working now -- one of those progressive places.
That looks just a little larger than some that I saw coming out of an old gas facility, and they were supposed to have weighed either 14 or 17 tons (I forget which).
One of these monsters was set up about 3 miles from me, where they bought it from a Milwaukee, WI brewery (Pabst, I think). It was a steam engine used to power their ice plant. It still works, and they fire it up every year during the Sycamore Steam show.
Fascinating! I love old machinery. Our stuff is a bit more compact today!
Big wheel keep on turnin'. Proud Mary keep on rollin'...
The equatorial mount of the 200 inch Mount Palomar telescope weighs about a million pounds and is supported by a very thin film of high pressure oil. I was flabbergasted when I first found out in 1971, especially since it was constructed starting in 1938 and is still in use today! Yup, big wheel keep on turnin' w/o any bearings.~Bogdaddy
Beautiful! I could watch that spin for hours!