A custom ladder to cross conveyor belts on the work floor.
Before developers saw to cut and cut the flour mills inside Pillsbury, they stood at the ready beside various purposeful chutes the traversed the floors of between sorters. These machines were belt-driven by the power of Pillsbury’s Mississippi headraces and turbines, the force of which notoriously shook the building’s foundations themselves. The wheels would change the grade of the flour, or the size of the dust produced from crushing the kernels.
Looking down the kiln line from atop the furnaces.
In the nitrating house.
One of my favorite visual feature of grain elevators, especially big ones, is how they repeat.
The oldest part of this mill had a wooden roof that rotted away long ago. Slowly, rust is dulling the edge on every cog left behind.
On the middle level of the Poacher House. For a detailed view of the chart see ‘See Reverse’.
Looking through the center of a scrapped generator, its copper long scrapped.