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.
SWP4-A on the left and Viterra C on the right in a 90-degree panorama.
Delmar #4 is like two elevators in one, in capacity and design.
The mill was powered, in part, by water flowing through turbines under it. After the flow worked the industrial heart of the flour mill, it was exit to the Mississippi here.
The first step of the filtering process is being spun through this tube.
This wheel scoops the washings from the sluice room and places it on the tailings conveyor.
Gold, which has a relatively high mass, would drop through the slats of the sluice boxes as the water flowed over them. Around the dredge were a half dozen radiator pipes to keep the water flowing through the machines.
Part of the grain drier system in ADM #1 crawls up the side of the building like a steel vine.
Note the large belt pulley in the center of the frame. Follow the axel it’s on and you’ll see several belts still attached to the drive, which was originally steam-driven.