Taken from the most forward part of the windlass room to show how the front of the ship opens up from the front wedge. Note the giant anchor chains and foam strapped to the frontmost beam.
One of the prettier Humphry Manlifts in Minneapolis, in my opinion.
One of the many fireproof bridges connecting the factory sections, one way to prevent fires from spreading throughout the plant.
The flour mill’s interior is really just a system of steel and rubber tubes that crush flour over and over in the gap. This mill was never run off of water power directly, but it used to generate power using the river.
A one-of-a-kind installation in Armour’s otherwise gutted engine house.
The spiral staircase ends in the basement, where two oil tanks (for the lantern) and a freshwater tank (for the Keeper) were stored. The basement consists of two long arched vaults like this.
…a better view of the huge tailings boom stretching outside of the tailings pond.
Hand painted fire extinguisher notices and a long room which I strongly suspect was a pattern cutting room.
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.