Freight Elevator Labeling line elevator. Similar Images ...based on the tags: black&white, bokeh, elevators... An article from Minnpost describes this design as “marital”, and I could not agree more. Colleen’s silhouette. “Ballistite is a smokeless propellant made from two high explosives, nitrocellulose and nitroglycerine. It was developed and patented by Alfred Nobel in the late 19th century.” -Wikipedia. Hard to find your seat when it doesn’t know its own name. Standing where the Standard Oil’s boiler used to sit; the coal room is on the right, and would have been filled from trackside. This machine was last overhauled in February 1955, and last turned out Crepe silk, probably dress material. The headquarters for the plant was in the middle of it. It’s abandoned but well preserved–a strange sight in Gary, Indiana. The barracks are being reclaimed by nature. The bottom of the elevator which seemed too modern for the building. The top of the elevator opens into open air, as the second floor has long since collapsed.