On my first self-guided tour, the calculator was caught my eye because it was one of the few things left behind in the laboratories that filled the second floor. On my next trip, it had been smashed to pieces.
Part of the brewing process is sterilizing the kettles, pipes and tanks all product would touch. This was done with a caustic solution. To the left is a healthy pile of asbestos where a heating tank used to stand, insulated in the carcinogenic mineral. The tank got cut apart, the asbestos stayed here.
Limits on personnel and explosives allowed in the building at the same time.
Jet Lowe is my inspiration.
This rod mill (?) was made in Denver Colorado at a factory now buried by condos. #justdenverthings
A wrecked pressure gauge and employee time cards.
You can see why so few products had bright packaging. If the can here was brown, you’d never see it in a dark wood cabinet.
No wonder the factory shut down; everyone was scheduled to work 9 to 5 and the clock’s broken! (In all seriousness, this is/used to be a beautiful timepiece, especially for a utilitarian factory like this.
Core samples archived under the laboratories.
Gold, which has a relatively high mass, would drop through the slats of the sluice boxes as the water flowed over them. Around the dredge were a half dozen radiator pipes to keep the water flowing through the machines.