Days after the long-flooded basement was pumped out. Note the water lines!
When the factory’s production line was up for auction, many parts were removed, crated and labeled with big painted numbers to ease their removal by buyers. Not everything sold, however, so not one dark corner of the factory seems without a pile of dislocated industrial junk.
I had to search the shelves a while to find this old logbook. The open page lists changes in stock numbers for Cutler Hammer Coils, and one row says that a new coil was installed on the black larry. The larry is the machine that loads coke ovens.
Below the pressure gauges are rows of little pipe fitting drawers.
An unmarred chart, printed with the facility name and ready to be sent out to command.
2011. Flavored beers are still popular. The flavor concentrates were stored in this bank of fridges.
Sugar mills have endless numbers of pipes, washers, seals, and flanges to connect all of the equipment. This is where the spare parts were all stored by size and rating.
A heavy cloth separates the sanding station from other areas. This particular section seemed to specialize with chair seats, judging by the many unsanded blanks there.
This is the building with the water tower on top, full of Barcol stuff that did not sell at auction and not worth the trouble to scrap.