Old factory workshop, Possible uses?

Hi instructable, I've been wanting to make a Lathe now for the better part of a year. But due to financial reasons and depression and such I've been unable to do so.

However a few days ago i started thinking about possible places to get the materials I needed, including other tools to make things. Then I remembered the old factory workshop in my grandmothers house where they used to make fishing lures out of brass and figured, well if there's anywhere to get a powerful electric engine that would be the place.

Today I went out there for a visit since it's only 15 minutes away, and I found so much more.

Below i have attached photos of the machines, the workshop itself is a mess and needs a good cleaning as well as the machines. But I think it has promise if I attached some emergency shutoff buttons and such.

Orista (author) 4 years ago
Well at the moment I would be able to use it freely if it wasn't for all the junk that's stored down there now, so it's a big clean up work if I wanna use it.

The last thing I believe is used to put alloys on other metals, but don't know the name for that.
Kiteman Orista4 years ago
Some sort of electroplating or chemical plating device?

(See the "reply" button?)
Orista (author)  Kiteman4 years ago
Yeah electroplating would make sense, didn't know what to call it before. thanks.
Kiteman4 years ago
So, are you simply taking over the workshop?

(And what does that last thing do?)