An example of a typical desk at Buckstaff… messy, but everything’s there. It probably looks much as it did in 2011 when the plant closed.
An antique clothes dryer and sample inline 4 engine, the latter used as a training piece after WWII to retrain veterans.
There is a cool old air compressor in the corner of the powerhouse.
One of a few rolling workbenches to keep the thousands of pulleys, cogs, and belts working properly.
On my first self-guided tour, the calculator was caught my eye because it was one of the few things left behind in the laboratories that filled the second floor. On my next trip, it had been smashed to pieces.
Near the old slag dump there are the remains of the pouring buckets that received the molten steel from the US Steel blast furnaces, filled to the brim with pig iron. They must be incredibly heavy!
Shadows of the skylights form a backdrop for rust-welded machines.
At night the city lights blast through the broken windows, casting crazy colors through the off-white interior of the mill.
The side of the main elevator, severed by “Woodchucks”.