The De La Vergne Engine from Armour Meat Packing Plant, Disassembled

I had learned, shortly after the implosion demolition of the refrigeration plant at Armour Meat Packing Plant in 2016, that the famous De La Vergne Engine had survived the collapse of the building, and its parts had been relocated to the American Farm Heritage Museum in Greenville, Illinois. As of the summer of 2020, the engine has not been reassembled, and lies in pieces in the outlawn of the museum.

One Comment

  1. I really wish they would get it indoors out of the weather…
    Also hope they don’t intend to completely re-paint it and make it ‘too pretty’. It had just the right amount of patina.

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