The whole smelter ran on gravity… elevating the various raw materials and working with them until at the bottom of the furnace, copper poured out.
In most places, it may seem off for there to be a tunnel door on the top floor of a building, but Ford was that kind of place. This door from the steam plant led into a skyway and tunnel that connected to the main assembly floor.
Rubber dock boots still sits under the desk in the dock office, near keys to rusted locks and files of fired employees.
Where workers would sign documents and collect their pay.
The well-worn chair in one larry’s operator cab, next to an overgrown coke battery.
The flour mill’s interior is really just a system of steel and rubber tubes that crush flour over and over in the gap. This mill was never run off of water power directly, but it used to generate power using the river.
Looking up at the most conspicuous graffiti in the city on ADM #4.
Without a conveyor belt, this tripper seems lost. The job of this machine was simply to take grains from the moving conveyor belt and eject it into the silos via the chutes on the sides. Note all the dust collection venting added to the machine to suck up any explosive grain dust.
Harris Machinery rests under snow on the left. Two explorers enjoy the view.