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    fanciful video explaining it all






    contemporary footage of the head room

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    JHolland1,

    I get an "unsupported media player" message on the first video when viewing PM in Explorer.

    The second video, the one on YouTube, was very interesting and I thank you for posting it.

    Seeing the sculptures on Watt's workbench made me think about whose sculptural busts should appear in a machine shop office: How about Watt, Maudsley, and Whitworth as inspirational décor? (Getting a little whimsical here.)

    Now, you've got me wondering what "fanciful" material is in the first video!

    John Ruth

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    The fanciful video is a Vimeo video, Firefox didn't bring it up but a switch to Google did.

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    Kind of fun video but I wish whoever made it understood machines better. I mean do you think Watt would have tolerated a wobbly flywheel on his carving machine?

    I was there in Dec. They moved it years ago and you can see it much better than just through the window. One of my life’s heighlights was I got to go through this shop years ago and touch stuff. That chest of drawers in the video is Watt’s tool chest and I’ve been through every drawer! And held each piece!


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