I had to search the shelves a while to find this old logbook. The open page lists changes in stock numbers for Cutler Hammer Coils, and one row says that a new coil was installed on the black larry. The larry is the machine that loads coke ovens.
This picture typifies the industrial ideal of the early 20th century. More metal than air. More efficiency than beauty. More profits than people.
Peering into a remote office at Manitoba Wheat Pool #3. Someone left their to-do list behind.
Behind the factory was an old truck, blocked in by overgrown trees on one side and the buildings on the other.
The mostly-empty distilling room is easy to spot from the outside because of the distinctive round window.
Hand painted fire extinguisher notices and a long room which I strongly suspect was a pattern cutting room.
The huge snowfalls of 2011 brought new collapses across the buildings.
A wide view of the steam pump room, complete with pistons (taken apart for their brass), flywheels (covered in graffiti and rust) and pressure gauges (smashed apart for fun). I guess what I’m trying to say is, I was not disappointed.
The women’s ward had a player piano in it, likely a donation.