Spools This picture typifies the industrial ideal of the early 20th century. More metal than air. More efficiency than beauty. More profits than people. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: dirty, left-behind, machinery, rusty, spools... Steam pipes snake up the walls like vines, but with asbestos. Grain is taken from the bottom of the silos through a conveyor in a tunnel. These blowers keep the air in the tunnel fresh. Kat dancing down the trestle, which is one of the highest in the state, standing about 100 feet over the road. Mamiya 6/Portra 160 Looking up to the second floor of the Nitrating House, where cotton would be soaked in nitric acid. These brought cotton into the building. An original, minimally remodeled bathroom above the cafeteria reminds us what the whole complex once looked like. Stained windows and sheet metal catch the sunset from across the Ohio River. The pilot house, lit with the lights of Superior. A wimpy crane by most standards, only suitable for moving around parts of steam turbines. A closeup of a flour chute.