A little catwalk gives access to the most important gauges in the building. Behind them are huge vents and fans. I bet it got steamy in here.
When not running 24 hours a day during a campaign, the plant was being repaired. Every sugar mill has a large shop and parts room for those times.
This belt-run axle ran a turbine (now gone) to blow fresh air into the mine.
Beside the shaft building are two fans on skids, indicating they were used underground.
2016. A section of the third floor that has changed a lot over the years. Compare to 2006 shot.
Pipe fittings in little drawers, lit by tea lights.
You can see why so few products had bright packaging. If the can here was brown, you’d never see it in a dark wood cabinet.
This steel cup on the card would move molten copper to the caster from the furnace.
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.