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Most recent revision is shown below, by Galactic Baroque.
Honking. Big. Machine.
They don’t do anything really.
HBM’s are something of a spectacle sport that the builders of New Babbage engage in when they are supposed to be cleaning and maintaining their machines during the annual factory shutdown known as the Oiling Festival.
Images from 2009
A physical machine put in motion with a push
Urchin Washer by Annechen Lowey
DreddPirateBob Streeter’s death phonograph (picture lost)
A Hero engine
Elfod Nemeth’s Lava Clock