Our line shaft machinery was originally built and purchased in around the 1900’s and the fantastic thing for us is that it was used by the same business right through its life up until 1993 when they finally closed their doors. When we purchased the machines we weren’t all that clear on what kind of a life they’d had but we’ve since learnt that they were the backbone of a thriving building business with contracts as large as building 166 houses down in Dover. We’ve been forwarded the footage below and were quite amazed to see the machinery up in action! This was taken during the last few days of business and records the vintage set up being used much as it would have been when it was first installed 90 years earlier; there’s a great focus on the terrific stationary engine that was being used at this time to to put all in motion. Unfortunately for the machinery though it’s next life is only just beginning!