This machine was last overhauled in February 1955, and last turned out Crepe silk, probably dress material.
A reminder to the manlift riders to get off the belt before they hit their heads on the ceiling. This is the top level of the headhouse, where dust collectors would extract most of the grain bits from the air to reduce risk of explosion.
2011. Flavored beers are still popular. The flavor concentrates were stored in this bank of fridges.
Inside the west portal is a big liquid propane hand warmer, for workers to take the cold off their gloves as they handled the switches and doors of Cramer Tunnel. Mamiya GA645 / Kodak Pro 400
The factory’s first aid room and laboratory. Sure makes me wonder how safe the lab was!
A wimpy crane by most standards, only suitable for moving around parts of steam turbines.
Looking into the Argo Tunnel at its Idaho Springs portal. I was hoping to see tracks and a steel door, but found a busy crew of environmental workers installing a pipe between the bulkhead and new water plant.