These machines circulated water through the powder from the ball mills. Gold and silver is heavier than gravel, so it sinks while the junk rock floats.
This ornamental stair is cast iron and used to connect all floors of the Administration building. Now it connects the first and second floor, then the third and fourth floors, with a strange cinder block and drywall barrier separating the new and old sections of the building. Note the insulation on the floor to seal heat into the lower floors that were used as offices until the hospital closed. On the corners of the staircase are lions, on the corners of the suspended section of stair are down-hanging pineapples. Set in the stairs themselves are shield motifs with slate tops.
The the left, the nitrating line in War City. To the right, War City’s sole suburb, Charlestown, IN.
A closeup of a soon-to-be-scrapped crane pulley.
One of the storage bunkers was cracked open. I wonder how effective this heavy door would actually be… I expect, not very.
A colorful boiler is a happy boiler! RotoGrate systems remove ashes from the boiler firebox by revolving the bottom of the system to let the fly ash drop into a hopper. This greatly increases boiler efficiency.
One evening I spent an hour lighting tea candles through the tunnels below the elevator. It was a magical transformation.
The ‘working’ part of the furnaces are about a story above ground level, so the catwalks snake above the tree line.
In the mid-2000s, Peavey sealed the spaces between their Electric Steel Elevator bins. What they unwittingly created was a graffiti time capsule. “Impeach Bush”.