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.
Workers in the basement tunnels had to communicate with the workhouse operators 100 feet above and vice versa. Alarms and bells were installed to signal trouble over the sound of the elevator machinery.
The end of the monorail in the nitrating house.
Workers’ lockers, strewn across Main Street, yet still out of the way.
Scrappers tried to take this steel pulley out of Fisher, but it proved too heavy.
A polaroid (FP100c, actually) of the newer grain car dumper.
Books in nooks and not getting a look… about the crook with hooks that cooks.
A closer look at the side of the generator.
Taken from the arm of the pocket loader–note the tree growing out of the conveyor belt. Often where you see old piles of taconite, trees are springing up. The byproducts of the pelletization process break down and make a really fertile mix, especially with all the iron content!
The steam-powered hoist that pulled ore and dropped men from the mine. Note the hydraulic-operated brake on top with its massive brake pad. Now scrapped.