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Preserved Machines on Public Display

Sometimes, old machines are preserved and put on display after their activity period. They often provide interesting information about the history of technology and science and are sometimes more decorative than many sculptures. We are looking for preserved machines on display all over the world.

Please take a look at the Expanded Description for further details.
Expanded Description:
Wrap Text around Image There are many possible definitions for a machine. For this category, machines are defined as complex tools that are used in an industry to achieve a particular goal. This goal can be to create or process primary or final products or energy, move weights, flow control and similar actions. Historically, machines used to have movable parts, but opposed to vehicles, they do not move themselves. (But machines that used to be mounted on vehicles can qualify for the category.) This category is not for agricultural, household or military equipment (there are existing categories for these types of equipment). The focus is on industrial machines and their ancestors.

The machine must be preserved and put up for display to educate and/or entertain the public. It can also be a reconstruction. Abandoned equipment and drop-off does not qualify. If this is not obvious - a marker, a pedestal, or fresh paint are good hints - then some documentation is required to prove the preservation status.

Parts of machines are accepted if they have a substantial size or show the leading principle of a specific machinery; a simple gearwheel is not enough.

Objects must be accessible by the public free of charge. This excludes museums that charge admission and exhibits inside non-public parts of commercial buildings.

Old vehicles are not accepted in this category. If you found one, you will most probably find a place for it here:
Sub-categories of Vehicles

You may also try the Old Agricultural Equipment category.

Also, the Household Appliances and Presses category may be another option for preserved household items in places that charge admission and cannot be submitted here.

Instructions for Posting a Preserved Machines on Public Display Waymark:

Please use the following naming convention to name your new Waymark: Name of the machine - City, State, Country (whichever is appropriate)

Describe the machine, its former functionality, the condition and history as complete as you can. Describe the location and why this machine was put there.

If there is a marker or plaque on site then please include the text in the long description.

The coordinates must be taken as close as possible to the machine; for indoor exhibits take the main entrance to the building.

Upload at least one picture of the complete machine and its surrounding. Additional pictures of special details and markers are encouraged.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:

To log a visit, please post a photo of the location you took yourself. You do not have to be in the picture, neither your GPSr. If you cannot provide a photo your visit will still be welcome, but then you have to tell us a bit more about your visit.
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  • Is there online documentation for this machine
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Image for Vanne D'eau du Barrage du lac du pont à Pont et Massène, Franceview gallery

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Preserved Machines on Public DisplayVanne D'eau du Barrage du lac du pont à Pont et Massène, France

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En - The water valve of the FUMEL Foundry is located at the dam du lac du pont Fr - La Vanne d'eau de la Fonderie de FUMEL ce situe au Barrage du lac du pont

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member geotrouvtou59

location: Grand-Est, France

date approved: 5/9/2019

last visited: 6/5/2018

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Preserved Machines on Public DisplayLa Planchotte - Avrigney, Franche-Comté, France

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La Planchotte servait autrefois pour la pesée des graines.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blackjack65

location: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France

date approved: 9/28/2018

last visited: never

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