Ok, Chipper asked his question, now its time for
mine. A while ago, we headed to the Nemacolin mine and did some looking around and we ran into this.....
Correct answer receives an Italian Hoagie from Stan-Lee's in downtown Crucible.
The good people of the Schenectady Museum & Suits-Bueche Planetarium
Nott Terrace Heights
Schenectady, NY, who handle all things historic GE, have been looking into this machine as well for me. They are not sure exactly what it actually did, or what type of motor powered it, but they are still seeking answers and seem genuinely interested. The below pictures are some of their early speculation.