Spools This picture typifies the industrial ideal of the early 20th century. More metal than air. More efficiency than beauty. More profits than people. Similar Images ...based on the tags: dirty, left-behind, machinery, rusty, spools... Birch shadows on stone walls… have you been looking at my Christmas list? Chutes from a hundred machines interconnect to more machines and chutes on a dozen factory floors. Someone’s abandoned to-do list. You can see why so few products had bright packaging. If the can here was brown, you’d never see it in a dark wood cabinet. The control room for the whole of the plant. Sinterband here means one of the sintering lines. Temperatures, gasses, mixtures, speeds, and so on were centrally controlled here. Looking across the catwalk behind the ore chutes, when they were up, and at the top of the ore chutes during loading. An original stencil-brushed sign. Imagine with yellow window guards are eyebrows and the open windows are the eyes. This headframe seems a bit curious. A Merrill Piano from Boston, in the Recreation Room of the Front Dorm.