Levers and indicators to control and track the path of mine cars moving up and down the mine shaft. Note the mine depth indicators would trace paper… this is because the steel cables stretch out over time, so the line length changes with the years.
A washout two thirds of the way down the tram gave me a place to relax in the thin air.
Paint lines were constantly monitored through big windows. Adjustments could be made on the dedicated consoles. This is what most of the painting floor looked like.
The steel sea leg is so heavy it requires a huge counterweight that travels the height of the elevator.
An original, minimally remodeled bathroom above the cafeteria reminds us what the whole complex once looked like.
The many levels of catwalks make for a place where you can look from the ground floor to the roof, about 4 stories up.
Stained windows and sheet metal catch the sunset from across the Ohio River.
No wonder the factory shut down; everyone was scheduled to work 9 to 5 and the clock’s broken! (In all seriousness, this is/used to be a beautiful timepiece, especially for a utilitarian factory like this.
Numbers on a pillar counted tank capacity for a removed water container; an unhinged door in an unhinged factory beguiles those looking for an exit.
An unintentional skylight makes the inside of the office glow, showing the inside of the front door and its strange lock.