I love this old hoist from the Brown Hoisting and Conveying Machine Company. There has been so much work going on at both the Gloucester and Rockport train stations. In addition to all of the new equipment is this really cool hoist. It always catches my eye….especially against the bright blue sky. I finally took the time to read the lettering. It is from the Brown Hoisting & Conveying Machine Company from Cleveland, Ohio.
I searched up the company for kicks. From this website: https://mycompanies.fandom.com/wiki/Brown_Hoisting_Machinery_Company I found this, “The Brown Hoisting Machinery Company was founded in 1880 (incorporated August 16, 1900) by Alexander E. Brown and his father Fayette Brown in Cleveland, Ohio. Its industry was hoists, cranes, and similar machinery and its headquarters remained in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1931, the firm merged with the Industrial Works of Bay City, Michigan, forming the Industrial Brownhoist Company.”