Bolton Emerson Americas: Tool Crib
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I have a number of shots lined up for the next couple of weeks that feature some pretty big, pretty cool pieces of equipment. But I also have a number of shots that just capture the mood and the sense of nostalgia you feel when you walk through this facility.
no images were foundThis is one of them. This is the “Tool Crib.”
Back in the day (always wanted to say that) The Crib was manned from behind a chain link fence with an opening in the gate. If you needed a tool, you would sign it out and sign it back in when you were done. The same with spare parts inventory. Need a washer? Your name is on it. Its use is accounted for.
I might have missed this shot if it wasn’t for Phil, one of the guys working in the shop. Phil works a number of machines. You’ll see him later in this series, and perhaps, hear some audio.
Anyway, I was wandering through the shop grabbing brackets and Phil stopped me to suggest some shots. He showed me a couple of things that I would have not seen (like a pretty cool old air compressor behind a door I would not have thought to open). Then he said, “Come look at this.” and walked me over to the Tool Crib.
I had seen and shot the doorway (click on image to the right) because I liked the signage above the door, “The Best Safety Device is a Careful Worker.” I didn’t think to look inside. I thought, “Its probably just clutter.”
I was so wrong.