Under the steam engine in the lower engine room–the camera is mounted right over the beginning of the cam shaft.
Kate for scale. Powder that passed the floatation level was flowed over sluice tables, another mass-based way of separating gold. I’ve never seen so many of these in one place. Though it was a hardrock mine, it worked more like a placer mine.
I never knew that all those elementary school balance bar exercises were for a very serious purpose: not falling to one’s death in the event they uncover lost Chicago history.
When the building switched souls from booze to bread, these contraptions were mounted across the brewhouse floors… they’re not for hops, either.
This is the crane that would be used to lower extra-heavy bits of copper ore into the fire of the furnace.
In a strange loft next to the brewhouse are these twin kettles, which seem much older than the main kettles in the brewhouse.
The winch that hauled the sea leg, a decide to unload grain from waiting boats and barges.
When you’re incoming’s piling up with paint chips, what’s one to do? Call in a sick?
The side of the administration building. Around the side was a sign instructing potential employees to return on set days and times.