Nothing Lasts: Cranberry Harvester Corrosion

Cranberries grow best in acidic conditions, as shown by the conditions inside an antique cranberry harvester:

Cranberry Harvester - shaft corrosion

Cranberry Harvester – shaft corrosion

Admittedly, it’s been sitting untended for many years, but the worst corrosion formed along the midline of the machine, eating the conveyor housing, drive shafts, and support struts.

I managed to go all this time without realizing cranberry plants are evergreens.

  1. #1 by Olli on 2017-11-11 - 08:55

    “cranberry plants are evergreens.”

    “Many people are of the opinion that frostbitten berries picked from under the spring snow have the best flavour.”

    • #2 by Ed on 2017-11-11 - 10:01

      About the only way I can stand cranberries is in cranberry bread, where they’re cut with plenty of sugar and spice. Other than that, phew!

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