This rod mill (?) was made in Denver Colorado at a factory now buried by condos. #justdenverthings
The hoist signal dangling beside the modern mine shaft would ring a bell next to the giant electric motors that would send the men and machinery into the underground.
A one-of-a-kind installation in Armour’s otherwise gutted engine house.
One of my favorite visual feature of grain elevators, especially big ones, is how they repeat.
A line of huge machines wait to be used as parts under a long-disused belt drive.
Part of the system below Dock 2.
Looking toward the old power house, right below one of its arteries.
From the slip where grain boats would tie for loading and unloading, the unloader juts in a modernist-architectural way that is oddly visibly satisfying. Inside that white building is the retracted boat unloader, more or less a long and sturdy conveyor attached to a joint and crane motor. There used to be four loaders that looked like simple tubes with cranes and ropes attached hanging from this side of the elevator. All that remains of those is one fixture on the white building (not visible here) and the frame of one on the elevator proper, visible in the upper-middle of this image, to the right of the unloader apparatus.
A wide view (15mm) of the shadow 4B is casting on 4A. Light leaks because of cheap camera.