A view from the loft in the shipping/receiving building, where the crane operator would step into his cab.
Much of the circa-1950s buildings remain with few alterations, such as these long boring sheet metal ruststicks.
This is part of the oldest section of factory, one that hasn’t had a roof in a long time and all usable equipment has been extracted. The machines pictured would spin sliced beets in boiling water… it was a sealed system before someone cut holes on sides of each unit.
Fire buckets did not have flat bottoms so they could never be used for other buckety tasks, and were thus always handy in an actual fire.
The Engine House’s boiler, which would have been fired all day all day, virtually from the day the shop opened until the day it closed.
A washout two thirds of the way down the tram gave me a place to relax in the thin air.
“N.L. ’45”. Brick Graffiti Series.
The office building was fancy compared to the utilitarian factory behind it. My favorite part was the logo crown.