Two steel hoppers supported by counterweights and springs, which were used to weigh incoming grain loads before being deposited in the silos beneath this floor. Garner is another way to say “big measuring tank”, if you were wondering. I fell in love with all the tubes and chutes on this floor.
Part of the grain dust venting system, dislodged from its place above the dumping hatches under the grain cribs.
An article from Minnpost describes this design as “marital”, and I could not agree more.
A self portrait, from the early 2000s.
If there was a problem with the conveyor belt, the grain would go out these chutes.
What time is it?
At sunrise the fog rose near the solvent recovery line. You can barely read the “XXX” warning.
Looking up to the second floor of the Nitrating House, where cotton would be soaked in nitric acid. These brought cotton into the building.