I recently had the chance to visit the Alberta “Museum of Making”, a museum full of old steam equipment and best of all, CARS. I brought along my Panasonic GH4 and only 1 lens (whoops) to take some photos. If you have the chance, I highly recommend going to this museum, 1 trip is not enough to drink it all in.

Crazy Narwhal horn (tusk?) weather vane.

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1895 Compound Steam Engine, “Mary”. 250HP

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Various lathes and belt driven machines.

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CARS!

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1931 Buick, all original, even the paint.

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Electric car, early 1900s late 1890s? Very cool

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Speedometer drive

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No steering wheel

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Cigarette lighter

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1948 Cadillac, with modern engine and disk brakes.

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Chain driven dump truck, not sure of the year, the make, or the model.

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1953 - 55 Gaz 69M

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With a surprise...

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Most Jalop Jag? Absolutely.

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503 Chevy. 900HP.

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Rear end capable of 2000+HP, accompanying engine is in the mail.

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Then, something I had to leave the tour to gawk at. A real 1948 Vincent Black Shadow.

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Dear Santa...

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Blacksmith’s Shop

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All handmade tools

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Clarkson approved.

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Very big steam powered hammer.

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BIGGEST Steam powered hammer. Very Clarkson approved.

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The Museum of Making is a very special place, I was very fortunate to be invited to see it, if you have the opportunity, do not miss out. There are so many other things that I didn’t even get a chance to photograph.

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