Incinerator Door Lock In the back of the warehouse is the old incinerator, probably used to destroy kegs that could not be reused. Similar Images ...based on the tags: doors, gears, incinerators, machinery... Here, the concentrated gold (and silver, and zinc, I would guess) would be loaded into trucks bound for the smelter. Expanding foam provides some textural contrast to the wood floors, worn smooth over a century. This building dates to the 1890s and was built as the coffin plant. A closeup of the pulleys atop Manitoba Pool #3 which once pulled conveyor belts full of grain across the cupola building as it was sorted into the silos below. While the maps name this the compressor house, I believe, based on its size and number of heavy machine mounts, that it also housed the pumps to drain the mine. Kodak Tri-X 400/Leica M7. The office (first floor), laboratory (second floor) and mill behind it. Everything was clean and pristine. The working end of the blast furnace, where molten metal would flow like lava out of the furnace… a process called ‘tapping’. Beds line a basement room that is part way between the concepts of inside and outside. Boards and bricks were falling while I was photographing it—stay out. Under the steam engine in the lower engine room–the camera is mounted right over the beginning of the cam shaft. The boiler doors are beautiful, and feature the name of the smelter and mine company. If you like these, check my article on the Mitchell Yards of Hibbing, MN.