The Algosteel crew strikes a pose while heading through Superior Entry toward Allouez
The sexiest feature of Kurth is this steel arch over the silos on its south side. The manholes in the floor open to the silos directly, and flimsy grates might catch a hurried worker. Grates were removable so that workers could descend into the concrete tubes, so a few are missing today.
A machine to cast copper billets.
These machines circulated water through the powder from the ball mills. Gold and silver is heavier than gravel, so it sinks while the junk rock floats.
Blast Furnace 7 as seen from the ore yard. Imagine running up those stairs through blast furnace smoke.
A high-voltage tunnel sheathed in concrete dips below ground near a shell packing building that now stores fireworks.
On the top floor of the former casket building is the finishing line for the coating section; on this section the final spray of plastic would hit the wood before a small furnace would seal the plastic permanently to the surface, making it more resilient, I assume.
In the bottom of a creek, an antique children’s wheelchair is buried in grass, where someone threw it. Wooden leg braces suggest this dates to the 1950s.