museum of making inspiration

I think that would be a good name for the Museum of Making, if they were looking for a new name. As far as I know, they are not. I was totally taken by the fabulous shapes of metal found in the machinery at the museum. For the most part I don’t know what I was taking pictures of and don’t really care. All I know is that these are beautiful pieces of equipment and it was tough limiting the number of photos to share today. Seriously.

big gear

gear profile

close up of gear

great circles

cutwork wheel

wheel with stem

through the looking glass?

row of cans3-D circle

cut out beauty

simple pattern


stack of circles

typesetting drawer handlesI love the graphic quality of all the machinery. It doesn’t hurt that everything is spotlessly clean and shiny. I don’t think I can add any more photos now, but I hope you get a feeling for the place with all the visual eye candy. I never feel strange for spending a lot of time photographing interesting details, though I do get some strange looks. I wonder why everyone else isn’t equally enthralled!

14 thoughts on “museum of making inspiration

  1. Possibly the proliferation of trash in our culture has dulled the senses to the inherent artistry in a well made machine from an era that is now predominantly in the past? I love much of the modern world — blogging, digital photography, (some) social media — but with all the technological advances of the last 20 years it is a bit overwhelming. I’m on the same page as you about the machines displayed. It would be nice to know what their purpose was; the gears and how all the parts perfectly fit together is so impressive. Then, shine them up and they are art. Thanks for sharing the images.


    1. You’re welcome. I only wish everyone could visit to see for themselves.


  2. Very intriguing! What a great concept for a museum!


    1. And it makes my Pez collection look like nothing!


  3. Thanks for your nice comment on the EAC blog on the TAST band sampler I’m working on. Love all the pictures you took of all the neat shapes, designs and patterns.


    1. You’re welcome. Thanks for checking out my blog.


  4. You really did them justice Terri 🙂


  5. Machinery often has a great photogenic symetry to it, and your photos do that justice


    1. Thank you. I think it’s just beautiful stuff.


  6. Hi Terri. This place looks fabulous. Love your pictures of the gears. You could really have some fun with those.I had no idea this museum even existed.


    1. Thanks, Lorraine. Glad I could share. We need to share some time together too. I’ll give you a call.


  7. Thanks for the tour around this amazing museum Terri! These machine parts are stunningly beautiful! And I loved the African artifacts in the earlier post as well.


    1. You’re welcome. It is amazing and I’d love to return with more time. Better take a fresh memory card too…


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