Conveyor Belt and Chutes Looking into the Pool 8 Annex from the original Ogilvie’s elevator. Similar Images ...based on the tags: chutes, conveyors, machinery, numbers, pipes, rusty, shadows, stencils... What time is it? The holes were for men to poke reluctant ore with long poles, with the hope that a lucky jab would let the load slide down into the boat below. Now they’re just traps. Chutes from a hundred machines interconnect to more machines and chutes on a dozen factory floors. Quincy Smelter, 2014. “The fresh snow mixed indistinguishably from the ashes of the half-demolished power plant.” These tubes would bring cement to the top of the plant for storage in the silos. The meticulously tiled dry house shower floor–cracked by frost. A one-of-a-kind installation in Armour’s otherwise gutted engine house. In one of the small offices there’s this machine that bills itself as “The Recorder.” I’m an old tech geek and I still don’t know what this really does.