This is part of the oldest section of factory, one that hasn’t had a roof in a long time and all usable equipment has been extracted. The machines pictured would spin sliced beets in boiling water… it was a sealed system before someone cut holes on sides of each unit.
A furnace control panel, cut off its subordinate before the plant closed, no doubt to be replaced. I like this shot because it shows that many of the smaller machines were engineered by the plant itself.
A pipe bracket seems to have rusted off of the ceiling.
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.
Copper poured from this furnace and was cast by the autocaster on the right into billets.
The powerplant and its dedicated water tower supplied steam for heating and mechanical work.
One of a few rolling workbenches to keep the thousands of pulleys, cogs, and belts working properly.
A closeup of the key to the Dominion (aka Government of Canada) Elevator manlift. That it needed such a guide does not inspire confidence.
The basement of the laboratories is the home of the ore grinder. I’m sure it was noisy.