These machines had embossed metal numbers marking their ends.
Depending on the position of the valve, flour could be routed from the filtering process back into a mill.
A look at another “Belt-o-Vator”. I like the sign.
With the maintenance door open you can see the buckets on in the vertical conveyor.
This “pit” would allow workers to crawl below locomotives to service them.
What appears to be a building once associated with King Elevator is now a defunct scuba company. To the right of the frame you can see how the concrete on the elevator is beginning to show its rebar.
The Blacksmith Shop (right) was connected to the Bunk House (left) via this narrow walkway. This is likely due to the fire risk in each building. The left building had a cooking stove and furnace for heat and the right building had a small industrial furnace to repair mining equipment. A little walkway would mean that a fire on one side would be easier to fight from the other.
These machines are at least 100 years old.
Many of the higher floors were more or less demolished–usually more. These would have been condos had ‘The Arcade’ project come to fruition. Now there are simply wide open floors punctuated only by pillars and meaningless hallways.