A closeup of the old fashioned wood-and-iron flour mill, a little while before they were all scrapped.
An impressive message for graffiti in a Detroit warehouse, but then again look at these steam pumps. Over-built and under-appreciated.
A sort of blender in a powder line building. The top vent had been removed, so leaves and light fall onto the teeth now.
The winch that hauled the sea leg, a decide to unload grain from waiting boats and barges.
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.
One of the pair of motors that powered this mine shaft. In the 1950s, this shaft was designated a rescue shaft, and was only maintained for emergencies. One reason that Cheratte built Shaft 3 nearby was because these motors and infrastructure did not have the capacity that the giant mine below called for.
Robotic pincers to move molten rods of glass between machines.
Thousands of tags in a supply closet. Each has lots its meaning.
The middle section of the smokestacks were coal hoppers, and this device would load the coal into the hoppers from the conveyor belt it rode across. The bottom section of the stacks were storage rooms while the very top were, surprise, chimneys for the power plant.