Furnace #6; its catwalk and tapway. Note the lever-operated gutter-blockers.
Jet Lowe is my inspiration.
Hard to find your seat when it doesn’t know its own name.
This seems to be the space where upholstery patterns would be drafted. On the table were half-finished notes on a new design.
The mill itself is one giant room sectioned into levels–more catwalks than concrete. Here you can see the evaporators and have a sense for the miles and miles of pipes that zigzag through the plant.
The working end of the blast furnace, where molten metal would flow like lava out of the furnace… a process called ‘tapping’.
The shaft house, where hydraulic steel doors allowed or denied entry into the mine shaft. Overhead is a light and alarm. If it sounds, the mine is being evacuated, and you best not go in and best stay the hell out of the way. Locals dump tires here, now.
An antique clothes dryer and sample inline 4 engine, the latter used as a training piece after WWII to retrain veterans.
Miners at the turn of the century had better taste in typography than the average person does today.