I came across this old machine near the little orchard inside the Sisters of Sion convent in Ein Kerem.
It's a cement mixer, yes?
It was exciting to read the boilerplate!
The mixer was brought all the way from Monifieth, Scotland, a long time ago.
Please enlarge the photo. What can you make of the "Date made:" date?
Wow, it came all that way, so long ago, in order to build up the Holy Land.
The wheelbarrow with a metal wheel looks to be something of well-used antique also.
Back home, I learned from Wiki that the Low family (like on our machine's ID tag) first set up a foundry in the village of Monifieth in the early 1800s and in 1815 developed the first carding machine for flax tow in the area.
During both world wars the foundry produced shells.
The Monifieth History Society adds this:
"The return of the men from the armed services found changes being made in the Foundry. Due to the recession in the jute and textile industry, operations were transformed to the production of building contractors plant, such as dumper trucks, concrete mixers etc. The firm then assumed the name of Rob Roy and was owned and managed by a family from India.
Sadly by early 1980`s all production had ceased and the `foundry` was condemned for demolition to be cleared away to make space for a shopping precinct.
The `heart` of Monifieth was gone and very soon forgotten."
Well, at least the former foundry is still remembered in a convent in the Hills of Jerusalem.
And Rob Roy is remembered for R day at ABC Wednesday.