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.

2 thoughts on “Nothing Lasts: Cranberry Harvester Corrosion

    1. 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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