Between the ice chute and the back of the north section of the cellars, a little pillar shows where a room used to be. The ceiling’s disintegration has since filled the space, which seems to be the last point of expansion in the cave–this was last carved in the mid-1840s.
Copper poured from this furnace and was cast by the autocaster on the right into billets.
I found a historical photo of this room showing 10-foot high machines with wires hanging by the mile from looms and schematic charts.
The main gate, as seen in 2005. It hasn’t changed much since then.
Small rooms in the basement of the asylum were seemingly too tiny to be used, even for storage.
One of the only extant assembly line tracks in the body painting department. No photographer leaves Fisher 21 without capturing some version of this spot; hope you like mine.
A machine to cast copper billets.
Every elevator has sets of these conveyor switches. Grain comes down through the top chute and the bottom chute rotates to move the flow onto various belts around the plant by gravity. The cross belt is another switch and the bridge belt brings the flow to the other half of the elevator.
The depot at the head of town seems to be being disassembled. Behind it is a dead signal where the tracks used to be; they’ve been pulled.