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.
Jet Lowe is my inspiration.
The the left, the nitrating line in War City. To the right, War City’s sole suburb, Charlestown, IN.
This rod mill (?) was made in Denver Colorado at a factory now buried by condos. #justdenverthings
Between the gauges for the power plant boilers and the steam pump flywheels.
The working end of the blast furnace, where molten metal would flow like lava out of the furnace… a process called ‘tapping’.
The wrought iron staircase for what was the Consumer’s Brewery Brew House, as indicated by very fine cast landings with the company logo. The staircase is in bad condition; someone had run a forklift or something similar into the bottom in addition to copious vandalism and water damage. Holes in the floor, like in the upper-right corner indicate where stainless steel kettles used to be before they were scrapped.
In the Lime House, the sunset picked-up the last light of day to make this image. Lime is used in the beet sugar refinement process to reduce the acidity of the beet juice mixture.