The cover photo for the May 2009 edition of is a scene from the Gearhart Knitting Machine factory floor, taken in 1923. In the foreground are several of the boring machines which were used to finish off all the parts that were in need of drilled and smoothed holes. In the background, just out camera range, are the milling machines which were used for forming angles and grooves. If you look close, you may also see some grinding machines. I have three of them right now. At this very moment they are close by, in excellent condition, and operational. You can’t really tell a lot about the particular machine models from this photo, but fortunately I have a complete machine inventory list which speaks volumes.

The worker in the foreground is boring ribbers, and you can see a stack of them within his reach as well as another stack on the table to the left.

I don’t know who took the photo, but its a pretty nice camera angle don’t you think?


P.S. I’m planning to switch out the cover photo every month, so be sure to check back periodically.