Mesta memories #22: Gear Drives
One of the things that always stand out to me when I’m looking at pictures of old factories and machinery, is the enormous gears that are used almost everywhere. The herringbone-toothed gear shown above is a great example.
The Mesta Machine Company made a great variety of large gear drives for heavy industry and power production. The following pictures show some of the monstrous gears that Mesta made on a regular basis.
All images are from the 1919 edition of “Plant and product of the Mesta Machine Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania“.
Other articles in this series:
Mesta Memories #10 – Gas Blowing Engines
Regarding the Images in “Mesta Memories”
Mesta Memories #11 – Steam Blowing Engines
Mesta Memories #12 – Gas Power Engines
Mesta Memories #13 – Una-Flow Engines
Mesta Memories #14 – Corliss Engines
Mesta Memories #15 – Reversing Engines
Mesta Memories #16 – Air Compressors and Barometric Condensers
Mesta Memories #17 – Blooming Mills
Mesta Memories #18 – Slabbing and Plate Mills
Mesta Memories #19 – Merchant, Bar and Structural Mills
Mesta Memories #20: Wheel and Tire Mills
Mesta Memories #21: Sheet Mills and a Pickling Machine