All righty then! The mass thread deserve one of these! Good stuff so far!
^ What is that?
It is part of a gear drive for a 100+ year old mine hoist mechanism at a Colorado gold mine:
Wow, I haven't checked in for a while. Lots of great rust shots, guys!
@ Wandering Dane, great find, but I think it needs a bit of TLC
Sometimes rust texture comes out nicely in B&W as well:
@pegelli : yes, a bit of TLC and it'll be good to go. Picking up on your chain pic, here's a shot from last week, chains protecting the box, nothing inside:
More chains "in vain"
In the American automotive hobby, one sub-culture is the rat rod movement with vehicles that deliberately look very ratty but with solid mechanicals underneath. Here is one example from yesterday's car show in Castle Rock, Colorado:
Somewhat, ahem, unique interior:
This is from a Vietnam war memorial sculpture garden near MT Shasta in Oregon off I5
This was hiding in a small lake east of Clear Lake in CA. It is probably under water again