Before heading back over the Cascade range, we visited some friends of friends at their machine shop. It is a candy machine shop, a place where they make/repair machines that make candy, specifically saltwater taffy and chocolate anything. I was especially taken by the many refurbished 1920s taffy wrapping machines. The design is so simple and it comes together to wrap taffy at 160 pieces per minute (and apparently that is slow).
For a real treat, check out the documentary-like video (20 MB) of their chocolate enrobers. It’s a little old school, but it oozes the passion of getting things just right.