The well-worn chair in one larry’s operator cab, next to an overgrown coke battery.
When the factory’s production line was up for auction, many parts were removed, crated and labeled with big painted numbers to ease their removal by buyers. Not everything sold, however, so not one dark corner of the factory seems without a pile of dislocated industrial junk.
In front of a rust-welded Illinois rotary stoker is where the boiler-men made their mark. The last year I can make out is 1985.
Plaster doesn’t last long without a roof.
An 80s-era company crate, as found in a forgotten store room.
Made by the Mergenthalen Linotype Company of New York, this model series (300) was introduced in 1960 and boasted a 12-line-per-minute reproduction rate.
The new dining room is still set up for the Twelve Step meetings that took place here a few years ago.