After Wilson Bros moved out, a furniture company moved in.
On the left is the broken glass room that contains the controls for the cable spool, now gone, that sat in the metal shell on the right. The stairs led down to the hoisting engine itself. You can make out the slits where the cable ran up to the headframe tower through the gaping archway.
Jet Lowe is my inspiration.
On the upper floors where the sunlight is yellow–the color of flour dust, once exposed to the elements.
On the top floor of the former casket building is the finishing line for the coating section; on this section the final spray of plastic would hit the wood before a small furnace would seal the plastic permanently to the surface, making it more resilient, I assume.
The working end of the blast furnace, where molten metal would flow like lava out of the furnace… a process called ‘tapping’.
The workshop sat below the main working floor and had serious power going to it.
The note on the left announces that the spindles in the crates are dirty.