Because the shaft is nearly vertical, rocks riding inside shift a lot. To keep them from breaking down the door and raining into the shaft.
A mix of brick and stone construction where the stock house meets the cellars. The caves brought well water to the brewery and drained the refuse away, and the various sewer connections are visible here and tell the story of the company’s expansion above.
Miners at the turn of the century had better taste in typography than the average person does today.
I really like the porcelain guides for the silk threads, probably used because they could be polished for perfect, persistent, smoothness.
Wood brick floors reduced noise and vibration, making the work environment safer and keeping the superstructure intact. Too bad people like to pile these up and set them on fire on the weekends. With 3.5 million sqft, though, it’s not exactly running out…
Equipment that did not sell at auction.
It will be a good harvest.
Scrappers tried to take this steel pulley out of Fisher, but it proved too heavy.
An elevator is reflected in the flooded footprint of Spencer & Kellogg. These trains are in storage for the winter.