The cogs and internal machinery were taken out in one day. To get the main casing out involved breaking walls, knocking out door frames, sliding the casing along scaffolding poles and then tipping it down a flight of stairs. It must weigh at least a ton. A red oil can was found behind the machine, and seems an interesting object in its own right.
We also managed to salvage a telegraph pole. As one of the men pointed out, the wood is not from Qatar, and it would be very interesting to try and date it. It could be from any time after 1950 presumably, which is when the oldest buildings here date from.