There are so many pipes i the factory–I wonder how many people knew where they all went, in the days these machines operated at capacity.
Thick glass windows allow workers to check the beet juice levels in this steel tank. You can tell by the reinforcement that it had a lot of liquid and had to hold against immense pressure. Kodak Tri-X 400/Leica M7.
The old crane swung on windier days over the Worthington Steam Pump. This is probably last used to disassemble the antique generators, which are all now gone.
Like many mill-style buildings of the time, the Twohy’s loading doors (in this case, the delivery wagon doors) opened to an elevator shaft. This design cut down on loading time, as long as the elevator was operational. Of course, if it was otherwise occupied, there could be no traffic through the exterior doors!
Looking from one workhouse at another, with the other residents of Mill Hell falling into place as the distance grows. Across the rail yard you can see Froedert Malt elevator and Calumet.
A sheik mustard-yellow paint scheme across the roofless engine house goes great with the industrial moss and rust.
On the left, the formula for the sintering mix was written (“mischungszusammenselzung”) to keep track of the jobs.
The main floor of the hospital was crammed with furniture.
This is one of the rooms near Shaft 1 that was converted to be a Dry Room, where workers would wash and change between shifts.