Come and get it – we’re clearing out the Machine Shop!

On Saturday, October 18, from 12:30pm-4:00pm, we are going to open up the Machine Shop to the public. We’ll be cleaning out the Machine Shop in the coming weeks, and we’ve had multiple requests from people who want to get in and go through what’s there before we haul the contents away. So we’re opening up the building, and inviting you to come and take away anything that’s not nailed down.

The Machine Shop today

Pay $2 to get in, and once you’re inside, you can take away as little or as much as you want. If you can get it down the steps and out the door, it’s yours! First come, first serve.

Here are some things to note:

The Machine Shop’s second floor walls are lined with rows and rows of bins. Some of the bins are empty, some of them have old machine and loom parts in them. The shop hasn’t really been cleaned out since Glencoe Mill closed, so it’s quite a collection. At the very least, it’s fun to paw through and see what’s there. Here are some pictures I took that might give you an idea of what it’ll be like up there:

As you can see, it’s a mess up there – dirt, dust, and boxes of who knows what! I suggest you bring some gardening or work gloves and wear some sturdy shoes. A flashlight might also come in handy as the walls are lined with bins which get a little dark.

If you’re handy or a crafter or a scrounger, this might be a fun afternoon for you! Click below to see other photos of the Machine Shop.

  (The circular saw and the power cords in this photo are not being given away.)


If you have questions, please email me:

2 responses to “Come and get it – we’re clearing out the Machine Shop!

  1. Are there machines or tools in there?

  2. No, there aren’t any machines or tools left in this building. The items that are in the building are more what I’d call curiosities.

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