Above: The front end of Thomas Eld’s line shaft display features two grain grinders and a grist mill. The large grinder shown in the center was used by Thomas’ grandfather to custom grind wheat in the 1930s.
Opposite page: A bird’s eye view of Thomas Eld’s line shaft display. Note the forge, post vise and anvil at lower left. The forge has a 20-to-1 reduction gear box to slow it down to hand-crank speed.
Above: Thomas Eld’s line shaft display almost qualifies as a one-man band. Note at upper right a set of three horns (each with a different tone) and a whistle, all connected to an air compressor.