September 22, 2017
I have no idea what this is, or was.
This entry was posted on September 22, 2017 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Built Environment, Objects, Photography and was tagged with brick wall, Madison, photography, wall, Wisconsin.
Maybe something for a firehose?
September 22, 2017 at 3:25 AM
Maybe. The oval part was about two feet tall. I wonder what plugged into the electrical outlet.
September 22, 2017 at 8:52 AM
Hi Linda, after some googling around I withdraw my assumption about the firehose cabinet… I have no idea what this is 🙂
September 25, 2017 at 4:42 PM
Thanks for “googling around,” Peter. Did you read George’s guess, below? He could be right, but as he says later, “When you’re guessing in the dark nearly anything fits.” We may never know the truth . . .
September 25, 2017 at 5:32 PM
Just a guess, but perhaps the base of a flue on the outside of the building for releasing steam from the radiator system, or from some industrial process. Steam enters from the small pipe on the left, and a large galvanized pipe fit over the oval? The outlet…dunno. If the steam idea were correct, maybe power for a mechanism for control/opening/closing?
September 22, 2017 at 7:29 PM
Thanks for weighing in on this, George. I’ve gone back and looked at the photos I took about the same time. I think the other photos—one of which will be in tomorrow’s post—may be of a building related to the power (electric) company. Could that fit with your steam idea?
September 22, 2017 at 7:43 PM
When you’re guessing in the dark nearly anything fits…whatever it is, it is cool as an image
September 23, 2017 at 8:39 AM
September 23, 2017 at 8:40 AM
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