The machine stood the Atlas missile up vertically over the blast pit, launching position, once the roof opened.
During the Cold War, the Air Force used the radar station to train bombardiers in radar-guided ordinance.
Note the large belt pulley in the center of the frame. Follow the axel it’s on and you’ll see several belts still attached to the drive, which was originally steam-driven.
The power pulley that ran air compressors straight off of the steam plant’s axel.
The first step of the filtering process is being spun through this tube.
The view from the larry, looking out at the overgrowing coke oven top. Papers listed the order of the charges for each oven, noting the sticky doors and persistent leaks. Emergency respirators and rescue gear was stored close, as long exposure to emissions from the rusty hatches could make worker pass out on the top of the ovens.
Giant paint mixers.
Much of the signage in the mill was hand-drawn.
This is an elevator to move mine car loads of sand to the surface for cleaning and eventually glass production. Below is a flooded equipment vault. In front and behind is a loop through the larger tunnels in the mine. The horizontal braces supported electric cables for the mine carts.