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132/365 - Rivets

100 years ago, steam power was ubiquitous. Boilers were the primary means of creating steam, for mechanical power -- steam engines, steam hoists, steam power of all kinds.

 

Nowadays, of course, boilers are rather rare. During the world wars, most of the old metal boilers were scrapped. Inexplicably, this one survived, in place, still attached to its water feed and vents -- but totally exposed to the elements, too.

 

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Taken on May 12, 2010