Old conveyor belts are draped over the sides of the ore chutes to cut down on the noise and wear of the dumping trains.
…when injection molding was the new thing that everyone was experimenting with.
Daisy Mill could accept shipments from water, rail, and truck at one time. Now everything comes and goes by rail.
The pipes above sprayed water onto the hot coke.
Aluminum spools replaced their wooden counterparts, later in the factory’s history.
The white mark allowed for a manual RPM check on this big steel flywheel on the ground floor. Note how dark the bottom level of the mills is—that’s because all of the equipment is blocking out the light.
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.
Chester Creek takes many such sliding dives where it empties into Lake Superior.
The top floor’s old-fashioned hospital ways were too much to pass without a photo or two… with the paint falling off the walls it was as if the building was shedding its skin in an effort to become rejuvenated or useful.