On the outside of the steel silos and headhouse is a riveted bulge that does not look like the silos. Inside is this elevator, a rudimentary (read: dangerous) and old (read: dangerous) freight elevator.
One of the prettier Humphry Manlifts in Minneapolis, in my opinion.
On the upper floors where the sunlight is yellow–the color of flour dust, once exposed to the elements.
Looking down a manlift on the ore dock side of the elevator. It’s a belt-less belt-o-vator!
A look at another “Belt-o-Vator”. I like the sign.
A dead belt-o-vator.
The steam plant could be vertically traversed with this one-man belt driven elevator.
Workers would undoubtedly prefer to use the belt manlift on the right.
A reminder to the manlift riders to get off the belt before they hit their heads on the ceiling. This is the top level of the headhouse, where dust collectors would extract most of the grain bits from the air to reduce risk of explosion.