So I'm visiting Allan this weekend doing a little work on his schooner and he takes me by an old machine shop to have some holes tapped on an old manual bilge pump. This is the shop where he had the work done. We were there about 25 minutes and at shop rates Allan paid the guy $5.00 for drilling and tapping four holes. Allan tried to pay more but the guy absolutely refused to take his money.
So this shop is owned and run by two brothers, who inherited it from their father. Most of the machine tools belt driven from the drive shafts you see in the ceiling and were originally run by a steam engine at the rear of the building.
Probably the most amazing thing about this shop is that besides being a job shop, much of the machinery is set up and still perform production maintenance work on a daily basis serving the oild drilling equipment in the area surrounding Sarnia, Ontario.