Because painted signs would not hold up in this spot–in between four ovens that were literally hot enough to melt steel inside. Solution: Cut the pipe labels into the sheet metal. Seems to have worked.
The bits with handles are the filters with screens of different sizes. Larger grain particles would be stopped at the top for further reduction via the mills, while the powder at the bottom would be run through another bolter–one of the refinement stages in flour production.
The UP gets a lot of snow, making exploring its old mines a special challenge in the winter. The snow is more than 6 feet deep in this picture, and firm enough to walk on.
This was my first view of Harris Machinery’s property… it was strange to find what looked like a ghost town five minutes from downtown Minneapolis!
Where workers would sign documents and collect their pay.
Peering into a remote office at Manitoba Wheat Pool #3. Someone left their to-do list behind.
A white star marks the landing between the Keeper’s Quarters (Second Floor) and the radiobeacon and furnace rooms (First Floor).
At sunrise the fog rose near the solvent recovery line. You can barely read the “XXX” warning.
The woman in the wall has the bed; is pulling it in; is holding you down…
One of the only remaining pieces of equipment in the distilling room is this green control panel on a bridge suspended in the middle of it all.