A reminder to the manlift riders to get off the belt before they hit their heads on the ceiling. This is the top level of the headhouse, where dust collectors would extract most of the grain bits from the air to reduce risk of explosion.
Much of the milling equipment predated the mill itself, so I would not be surprised if this particular machine really dates to 1860.
One of the many blast doors. Note the plunger to seal off the airflow in the event of an attack or accidental explosion.
Jars like these were used to measure the volume of fluid pumped out of TB patients’ lungs.
The gauges on left of frame are the steam pressure indicators for the various steam-powered components around the ship, like the steering engine and windlass motors. Below the gauges are a case of tiny wooden parts drawers… note the ancient oiling can on the locker near the upper-right corner of the frame.
A massive steel sheer’s equally massive drive cog. Imagine the force.
One of my favorite visual feature of grain elevators, especially big ones, is how they repeat.
The porcelain hoops guided the silk threads through the device.
The original color of the wall was probably green.