The power lines follow the street, down to the mineshaft. Everything revolved around the mine, it seemed.
Where the drain changes shape from round concrete to arched brick.
The end of the new elevator. Line of bird droppings follow the fire sprinkler pipes and wires in the room.
I found a historical photo of this room showing 10-foot high machines with wires hanging by the mile from looms and schematic charts.
The Engine House’s boiler, which would have been fired all day all day, virtually from the day the shop opened until the day it closed.
Two steel hoppers supported by counterweights and springs, which were used to weigh incoming grain loads before being deposited in the silos beneath this floor. Garner is another way to say “big measuring tank”, if you were wondering. I fell in love with all the tubes and chutes on this floor.
2006. A section of the third floor that has changed a lot over the years. Compare to 2015 shot.
This is an elevator to move mine car loads of sand to the surface for cleaning and eventually glass production. Below is a flooded equipment vault. In front and behind is a loop through the larger tunnels in the mine. The horizontal braces supported electric cables for the mine carts.