…when injection molding was the new thing that everyone was experimenting with.
Chutes from a hundred machines interconnect to more machines and chutes on a dozen factory floors.
A panoramic view of the sintering plant’s gas plant (?). Everyone who visits must get a picture of these rusty smokestacks!
A diesel crane and conveyor belt tripper are the major pieces of equipment that dominate the dock.
The sound of water running in the distance.
The only way to get to the second floor–since demolition crews punched-out the staircases and ladders leading upwards–was to climb this elevator shaft. In the lower-left corner is a blower for the foundry furnaces.
Much of the milling equipment predated the mill itself, so I would not be surprised if this particular machine really dates to 1860.