One of the early automated painting booths in the paint plant line.
When a big motor rusted free of its ceiling mount, it smashed onto this workbench.
The main shaft’s cable spooled with bird castings belies the fact that lives used to dangle from its steel-wound strength. Arrows on the circles would indicate the mine level the cars were currently at.
Steam pipes snake up the walls like vines, but with asbestos.
The workshop sat below the main working floor and had serious power going to it.
Fire buckets did not have flat bottoms so they could never be used for other buckety tasks, and were thus always handy in an actual fire.
I am not sure what this machine does, but I have a hunch that it husks and cleans the sugar beets as they come into the plant. It is certainly the biggest single piece of equipment in any of the mills.
A better view of the belt system that drives all the machinery in the plant.