This picture typifies the industrial ideal of the early 20th century. More metal than air. More efficiency than beauty. More profits than people.
A better look at the rails in the floor, installed to help move heavy equipment around the building.
This dock goes between loading bays (see glass brick walls) and the railroad.
Without a conveyor belt, this tripper seems lost. The job of this machine was simply to take grains from the moving conveyor belt and eject it into the silos via the chutes on the sides. Note all the dust collection venting added to the machine to suck up any explosive grain dust.
A side door for the shop area with ivy crawling toward it.
Gloves hang in the basement of the former quality assurance labs.
Looking from the ‘crack’ that shows a collapsed tunnel into the dry house, in the direction miners returning home would walk. Note smoke lines above door.
The piano must have been a nice distraction; there is very little to do in Roberts.
In the corner of most of the factory floors, freight elevators flanked restrooms to leave more central space for machines and their masters.