Mine Level Indicator The main shaft’s cable spooled with bird castings belies the fact that lives used to dangle from its steel-wound strength. Arrows on the circles would indicate the mine level the cars were currently at. Similar Images ...based on the tags: cables, gauges, green, hoists, machinery, peeling-paint, rusty, windows... A fireproof room in the basement, perhaps for ammunition storage at one time. The aft lifeboat survived auction, although now all it holds is an emergency ladder to help men who’ve fallen overboard get on deck. There were bins with hundreds of spools in them in the basement. The man behind the curtain watches, but doesn’t say anything. Probably the smartest one in the room. Behind the main shaft is this familiar industrial sight… a running count of days since the last injury. Not a part of the Foundry, but the Enclosed Body Building. The rebar welded over the windows and the rust patterns with the lighting makes this geometric photos one of my favorites from the year. Dust explosions were a real risk for grain mills. These funnels helped to filter the air in the mill. Mounted in an office. An insurance office.