A hydraulic ‘bridge’ couple lower onto the tracks to bring mine cars into the shaft house, presumably for repair. I haven’t found this system anywhere else, but it makes a lot of sense.
The turbine hall, without turbines. I guess that makes this a hall… at least it has a clock.
I really like the porcelain guides for the silk threads, probably used because they could be polished for perfect, persistent, smoothness.
SWP4-A on the left and Viterra C on the right in a 90-degree panorama.
Tucked-into the side of the concentration mill… these machines were meant to crush underground rock into a fine dust for mineral extraction.
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
A primitive intercom system connected the various wards to their respective nurse’s stations. They looked hand-made and likely originated, in part, in the FFSH carpentry shop. They were often placed high, like this one, to be out of patient reach.
Thousands of tags in a supply closet. Each has lots its meaning.