LugerForum Discussion Forums my profile | register | faq | search
upload photo | donate | calendar

Go Back   LugerForum Discussion Forums > General Discussion Forums > Off Topic & Other Firearms

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 06-18-2024, 03:54 PM   #1
ithacaartist
Twice a Lifer
Lifetime Forum
Patron
 
ithacaartist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Atop the highest hill in Schuyler County NY
Posts: 3,307
Thanks: 7,111
Thanked 2,514 Times in 1,339 Posts
Default Ithacagun's Chimney

I posted a couple pics of this a while ago. Credit to Peter Belllisario, who posts in the "Ithaca Is Crazy" group on FB...and apparently has a drone!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	ithacagun.jpg
Views:	31
Size:	211.0 KB
ID:	88708  

Click image for larger version

Name:	ithacagun top.jpg
Views:	27
Size:	209.7 KB
ID:	88709  

__________________
"... Liberty is the seed and soil, the air and light, the dew and rain of progress, love and joy."-- Robert Greene Ingersoll 1894
ithacaartist is offline   Reply With Quote
The following 15 members says Thank You to ithacaartist for your post:
Unread 06-18-2024, 07:39 PM   #2
rolandtg
User
 
rolandtg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 474
Thanks: 371
Thanked 255 Times in 111 Posts
Default

Is that a chimney or a shot tower?
Surprising it's left standing.
rolandtg is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-20-2024, 12:33 AM   #3
ithacaartist
Twice a Lifer
Lifetime Forum
Patron
 
ithacaartist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Atop the highest hill in Schuyler County NY
Posts: 3,307
Thanks: 7,111
Thanked 2,514 Times in 1,339 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rolandtg View Post
Is that a chimney or a shot tower?
Surprising it's left standing.
It's the chimney. A whole lotta forging goin' on!

To my knowledge, Ithaca Gun never produced shot. They used a lot, though, in testing...enough to contaminate Fall Creek.

My former wife did office work there in the service dept., which had been moved down by Cayuga inlet from the steel shed it originally occupied on the factory grounds--located at the edge of the cliff above the gorge. Attached to that building was a shooting tube maybe 20' long, used to check success of the repairs, and it went along during the move.
__________________
"... Liberty is the seed and soil, the air and light, the dew and rain of progress, love and joy."-- Robert Greene Ingersoll 1894
ithacaartist is offline   Reply With Quote
The following member says Thank You to ithacaartist for your post:
Unread 06-20-2024, 08:29 AM   #4
Karl
Lifer - Twice Over
Lifetime Forum
Patron
 
Karl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Savannah
Posts: 517
Thanks: 0
Thanked 255 Times in 113 Posts
Default

According to the National Register database for Tompkins County, this is not listed on the National Register of Historic Places - it would certainly be eligible.

KFS
Karl is offline   Reply With Quote
The following member says Thank You to Karl for your post:
Unread 06-21-2024, 12:05 AM   #5
ithacaartist
Twice a Lifer
Lifetime Forum
Patron
 
ithacaartist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Atop the highest hill in Schuyler County NY
Posts: 3,307
Thanks: 7,111
Thanked 2,514 Times in 1,339 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Karl View Post
According to the National Register database for Tompkins County, this is not listed on the National Register of Historic Places - it would certainly be eligible.

KFS
An historic place, for sure. The chimney and some random concrete slabs on the site are all that's left to register. Issues about the lead contamination might also affect the process.

Without maintenance, the chimney's exposure to the weather will eventually take it from us.
__________________
"... Liberty is the seed and soil, the air and light, the dew and rain of progress, love and joy."-- Robert Greene Ingersoll 1894
ithacaartist is offline   Reply With Quote
The following member says Thank You to ithacaartist for your post:
Unread 06-21-2024, 09:09 AM   #6
Karl
Lifer - Twice Over
Lifetime Forum
Patron
 
Karl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Savannah
Posts: 517
Thanks: 0
Thanked 255 Times in 113 Posts
Default

I hope that there is a local historic preservation group in Ithaca interested in saving the chimney. Contamination of the site might actually deter future development.

KFS
Karl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2024, Lugerforum.com