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.
One of the last improvements to this elevator was the addition of a new scale in 1968.
Spare parts ready for this building’s reactivation.
Molten copper pouring being a very dangerous thing to do by hand, this scale measured the load for the “Auto Caster” that actually formed the cooling copper in its molds.
The shadow of the Fairbanks scale on the window of the office of Isabella B.
A broken scale in Isabella A, next to an old wood stove.
This drying house was full of ventilation ducts, broken scales, and insulated carts to haul powder around the line.