Walthers Cornerstone HO 933-3788 Williams Industrial Electric Motors Kit

SKU: 933-3788
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  • Weight: 2.60 LBS
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Finding space for a factory was often a problem in early American cities. Ideally, a firm would build close to a river, road, or railroad to simplify receiving raw materials and ship finished products. Filling every inch of small and expensive city lots, builders had no choice but to go upward. Early factories were typically only two or three stories tall, owing to weak wooden frames, and people simply weren't willing to climb more than three flights of stairs. Plenty of windows were also needed before electricity became common. The ready availability of strong steel beams, concrete, electricity, and elevators early in the 20th century offered a solution, and taller factories became common. To project a positive, modern image, the street side was often built with large windows and incorporated some sort of decorative trim. Over the years, many were modernized as safety and building codes changed, or converted to office and warehouse space as the manufacturing arm relocated to a new and larger structure in suburban industrial parks. Today, many of these older downtown buildings have been revamped into upscale apartments and offices.

Big city industry that fits a small space
Perfect for steam, diesel and modern eras
Front and side loading areas for truck and rail service
Five-story brick and block construction
Separate dock, entry and overhead doors
Art Deco era details for front wall
Detailed rooftop elevator machinery house and skylights
Colorful printed signs
Molded cut lines for easy conversion to background building
Molded in 3 colors and clear plastic
Dimensions (L x W x H): 10-1/2" x 7-7/8" x 9-3/4"