Metal Sheer Cogs A massive steel sheer’s equally massive drive cog. Imagine the force. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: gears, machinery, rusty... “What’s that diamond thingy on the Pilot House?” you ask? It’s a 1920s-era radio transmission direction finder, a pre-radar navigation aid. Lit with diffused flash. A staircase threads between the top floor and the sluices, which are in the middle of the dredge-mill. Peering through the glass in the Hoist Operator’s cab, stained with graffiti. The cable and reels can be seen through the glass… these are now gone. When a big motor rusted free of its ceiling mount, it smashed onto this workbench. A view of the government presses, with pages of law across the floor covered in footprints. Just across the North Dakota border, a rusty Milwaukee Road boxcar sits where it was shoved off the mainline. The grain elevator in the background marks the tracks, which is still used by BNSF. When the building switched souls from booze to bread, these contraptions were mounted across the brewhouse floors… they’re not for hops, either. In case of fire, workers on higher floors would take the emergency slides to escape. A one-of-a-kind installation in Armour’s otherwise gutted engine house.