The soup machine shows the process of making soup on a miniature scale. Producing on a large-scale requires raw materials to undergo various operations performed separately: peeling, cutting, transporting, heating, mixing, and mashing. It represents a mini-factory complete with an assembly line. The soup machine not only makes the production process transparent, but demonstrates the fusion of man and machine. Each step of the process is hand driven. In order for the machine to operate, each lever requires human energy.