Historic Industrial Series

Product Specifications
  • 24.8 GB @ 24/48
  • 740 sound effects
  • Broadcast wav files – Available for download as 16 bit/44.1 kHz, 16 bit/48 kHz, 24 bit/48 kHz or 24 bit/96 kHz
  • Digitally Recorded in Stereo at 24 bit/96 kHz or greater
A collection of vintage industrial engines, motors, and gadgets

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Historic Industrial Series

Historic Industrial Series is a collection of vintage steam engines, chugging diesel motors, hand cranked gadgets and water-powered mills that contributed to the industrial revolution. These 740 digital-age stereo recordings of vintage industry equipment sounds were recorded at 24 bit/48 kHz and can be delivered by download in your choice of 24/48, 16/48 or 16/44 broadcast wav files. The audio files have been embedded with metadata that is fully cross referenced for detailed and accurate searches in your asset management software.


To find and preserve the sounds of these remarkable machines so that you can place them seamlessly into your modern productions, we found some unique recording spaces and equipment. We are grateful to the organizations and institutions that let us in and helped us document these historical sounds.


Some of the places we went, include:

  • Kempton Steam Organisation in London, England
  • Vintage Post War Bowling Alley in Buffalo, New York
  • International Printing Museum in Carson, California
  • Coolspring Power Museum in Coolspring, Pennsylvania
  • Masson Mills Working Cotton Textile Mill in Derbyshire, England
  • Lee Maxwell Washing Machine Museum in Eaton, Colorado
  • Hamilton Steam and Power Museum, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Family Heirloom Weavers in Red Lion, Pennsylvania
  • Markham Grange Steam Museum in South Yorkshire, England
  • Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Heritage Elevator in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Steam and Gas Show in Vista, California
  • Baltimore Museum of Industry of Baltimore, Maryland
  • Cable Car Museum Center Power Station in San Francisco, California
  • Queen Street Mill Textile Museum in Lancashire, England
  • Craftsmanship Museum in Carlsbad, California
  • Charles River Music in Boston, Massachusetts


Some the historic machinery we recorded, includes:

  • Sputtering gas engines from 1.4 to 300 horsepower
  • Treadle, foot and hand crank sewing machines
  • Grist Mills and waterwheel powered mills, gears and grinders
  • Looms and textile machinery dating back to the mid 1800s and Jacquard looms
  • Machine shops with belt driven lathes
  • Steam powered pump engines, traction steam engines, sawmill equipment, milling machines, steam whistle blasts
  • Washing machines from the very early 1900’s
  • Passenger elevators with manual cage doors
  • Diesel locomotives
  • Living industrial museum factory ambiences and backgrounds
  • Printing presses, linotypes

And there is so much more!



  • Digitally Recorded in Stereo at 24 bit/96 kHz
  • Broadcast wav files – Available for download as 16 bit/44.1 kHz, 16 bit/48 kHz, 24 bit/48 kHz or 24 bit/96 kHz
  • 740 Sound Effects
  • 24.8 GB @ 24/48


Historic Industrial Series