After crushing, these machines would float lighter material to the surface of the water, where it would be skimmed and discarded. Gold and silver laden stone would sink to the bottom, where it was collected for the next stage of processing. Leica/Summilux 35/Ektar 100
At noon, the lower skylights around the shops glow yellow-green, thanks to the flora blooming on the roof above.
The machine stood the Atlas missile up vertically over the blast pit, launching position, once the roof opened.
The factory’s first aid room and laboratory. Sure makes me wonder how safe the lab was!
An example of a typical desk at Buckstaff… messy, but everything’s there. It probably looks much as it did in 2011 when the plant closed.
The Daisy Rolling Mill has been heavily altered since it was built in the 1890s.
We know what the ladies’ favorite treats were! Found holding parts on a repair cart.
A brewmaster’s desk leans beside a long-disused stainless steel kettle. The staircase above goes to another level of kettles, which are visibly older.
In the ward for the criminally insane, this door was the most-worn. Nail scratches mark the area around the peep hole, the wood is gouged everywhere from thrown chairs and hard kicks, and a ominous blood-colored stain is visible where it dripped in the second inset from the bottom. Aside from the damage, the coloring in this section was very vibrant, though it was probably little reprieve for those who had to work here.