This rod mill (?) was made in Denver Colorado at a factory now buried by condos. #justdenverthings
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.
The former BESCO building in the last light of day.
Blue plastic siding filters the summer sun, giving the otherwise reddish-brown interior a splash of color.
The gauges on left of frame are the steam pressure indicators for the various steam-powered components around the ship, like the steering engine and windlass motors. Below the gauges are a case of tiny wooden parts drawers… note the ancient oiling can on the locker near the upper-right corner of the frame.
Sunset through a stained window in the headhouse made the floor feel like a heavy industrial Disney movie.
I revisited the mill years after my documentary. Now it is even more destroyed and surrounded by new fences.
Blast Furnace 7 as seen from the ore yard. Imagine running up those stairs through blast furnace smoke.
Kansas is known for tornados. Think ‘Wizard of Oz’. That, considered with the fact that the workers were surrounded by bombs and bomb making materials called for lots of earthen shelters, just in case.