This gear comes to you from one of my favorite places -- the old Quincy Mine. You may have guessed, if you read my blog regularly, that I spend a lot of time there. That's partly because it's a stone's throw away, but also because there is so much awesome stuff up there!
Here's another photo from the wonderful collection of old, rusty, crusty, and deliciously colorful ruins in the old Quincy Roundhouse. This is part of a large metal machine which is still bolted to the floor. I believe that it was some sort of metal planing or forming machine. Just outside the doors from here, the old Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad #6 engine just reappeared, after 40 years of hanging out in New Jersey. It's brought in a whole new set of wonderful textures and shapes which you will be enjoying soon!