The building in the foreground–the old control booth–was arsoned in 2009.
Without a conveyor belt, this tripper seems lost. The job of this machine was simply to take grains from the moving conveyor belt and eject it into the silos via the chutes on the sides. Note all the dust collection venting added to the machine to suck up any explosive grain dust.
Books in nooks and not getting a look… about the crook with hooks that cooks.
After Wilson Bros moved out, a furniture company moved in.
I really like the porcelain guides for the silk threads, probably used because they could be polished for perfect, persistent, smoothness.
Looking from the crane-motor catwalk into the Calumet. The arm shown here with the pulleys looped through it would have been lowered and the bucket conveyor in it would throw grain to waiting ships and boats bound for flour mills and foreign lands.
In the soft wood of the machine, an employee left their mark.
Open wide! Here comes the sugar beets!
The women of the hospital made clothes for the other patients.