On the second floor of the former casket plant, which was retrofitted with a conveyor system to coat finished products.
The aerial tram at the Mayflower Mill gives a sense of what the Gold Prince Mill in Animas Forks once looked like. Trams connected the mill to the mines around it without the need to negotiate trees, rivers, and rough terrain.
Much of the signage in the mill was hand-drawn.
This mean-looking thing had a purpose, probably, but that function has been lost to decades of expansion.
When a big motor rusted free of its ceiling mount, it smashed onto this workbench.
These wide spools sit atop the abandoned tracks that lead to the train shed, which was later repurposed into a truck shed.
The mill itself is one giant room sectioned into levels–more catwalks than concrete. Here you can see the evaporators and have a sense for the miles and miles of pipes that zigzag through the plant.
The last batch of molded metal stuck in the chute, this metallurgical furnace was falling apart brick by disintegrating brick b the time I got to it. On the upper floors there is a sophisticated network of vents and chimneys to make these little furnaces as hot as possible.
An antique clothes dryer and sample inline 4 engine, the latter used as a training piece after WWII to retrain veterans.