This is a 1956 furnace. It was used to forge wheels, casings, and parts for the axel shop.
The old gate sign, leaned against one of the terminal elevators.
This seems to be the space where upholstery patterns would be drafted. On the table were half-finished notes on a new design.
The last tailings on a broken conveyor belt.
Happy mine bacteria ‘chews’ away at one of the narrow gauge rail ties still embedded in the sand floor. The orange color is not a mistake of mine; it is the result of different minerals leeching into the water table and draining into the mine. Keep in mind that, about 100 feet above, is the Ford plant itself!
I wish I knew what has become of this great one-of-a-kind sign that used to brag how many days the Clyde Iron factory has gone without a serious accident. Update: It’s hanging in one of the smaller venue spaces behind the bar.
The vibrant colors clashed with the silent hotel.
Installed in 1904 at the center of the plant, this is one of two batteries of boilers. Being in Oshkosh, heat was very important to keeping labor moving in the cold months.
This is the crane that would be used to lower extra-heavy bits of copper ore into the fire of the furnace.