My favorite shot of 2011; a rusty mold for a heart-shaped glass candy dish in its natural environment, so to speak.
The generator room was state of the art when it was installed, allowing the complex to use motors and electric lighting ahead of its competitors.
One of a few rolling workbenches to keep the thousands of pulleys, cogs, and belts working properly.
A side view of the floatation level. I found it interesting that there were little ladders and staircases in the mill to help workers get around–this place was not as shoddy as other mills I’ve seen.
Gloves hang in the basement of the former quality assurance labs.
A closeup of one of the winding machines that found itself under a leaky section of roof.
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.
This is part of the oldest section of factory, one that hasn’t had a roof in a long time and all usable equipment has been extracted. The machines pictured would spin sliced beets in boiling water… it was a sealed system before someone cut holes on sides of each unit.
When I revisited the mine in 2013, the hoists were scrapped and sitting by the road.