The roof of the elevator was partly lit naturally with six big skylights. The less electricity pumped into a grain elevator, the less chance of a grain dust explosion.
On the middle level of the Poacher House. For a detailed view of the chart see ‘See Reverse’.
Much of the milling equipment predated the mill itself, so I would not be surprised if this particular machine really dates to 1860.
In the basement were all the valves to control the flow of municipal steam through the building. This hasty hand letting was beside one such valve, near a carved brick with a name and ‘1934’ under it.
Inside a launch building you can see how the roof would split in the middle to allow the rocket to be raised into launch position.
Installed in 1904 at the center of the plant, this is one of two batteries of boilers. Being in Oshkosh, heat was very important to keeping labor moving in the cold months.
Peeling paint reveals the room numbers of the past. Kodak Trix-400 on Canon T40.
A wimpy crane by most standards, only suitable for moving around parts of steam turbines.
One of my favorite pictures of the tunnel. I am holding a bike rim and wearing a headlamp. My friend triggered the flash just behind my lower back. The fog is a temperature inversion at the entrance of the tunnel; it was 102 degrees outside of the tunnel and about 50 degrees inside, and humid.