Some warnings on the older battery which was visibly older than its eastern counterpart. This set of batteries had no railing between the side of the ovens and a long drop onto railroad tracks… I like this picture because it shows the effects of the heat and corrosive gasses on the area around the ovens.
In the nitrating house.
Blending the explosive ingredients was dangerous. It is no wonder that the blending house had so many emergency slides.
A chalkboard halfway to the headhouse is untouched since the mill closed. It still has the cheat sheets!
Zachary Taylor’s very own Scottish castle, spring-side in the Kentucky backcountry. Boarded and waiting, but in surprisingly good condition, considering the decades. I especially love the tower on the right side of the frame.
Molten copper pouring being a very dangerous thing to do by hand, this scale measured the load for the “Auto Caster” that actually formed the cooling copper in its molds.
Wintertime is quiet, except for the planes overhead.
One of the three ovens where the powder would be heater to over 2000 degrees… hot enough to fuse iron, but not hot enough to liquify it.
Zug Island is a US Steel plant just south of Detroit, and it really lights up the skyline.