In 2004, the authors discovered a machine almost hidden in the underbrush behind one of the Maola Dairy buildings in New Bern. The machine had gears that were huge and unfamiliar in today's machinery profiles. The authors describe the work that went into documenting the machine, which stands a few feet from the Neuse River. Results determined that it is an historic relic connected to New Bern's maritime legacy. Possible display sites for the machine are listed, and a drawing shows how it would look on display.