Power-up to cool down… would have been nice on the hot day I climbed on top of this machine.
2007. Reception Hospital. This is the hospital where incoming (suspected) patients would be evaluated (quarantined).
A handmade sign tracks the progress through the current beet campaign. For this factory, it was about 30 years ago. Perhaps the idea was to pit shifts against each other.
The shed in the front was full of worker supplies–namely goggles and heavy leather gloves. Molten copper isn’t a friendly thing to handle.
Mold creeps up the walls of the offices that housed the Closing Team of the TCRC – Twin Cities Research Center – as water damage pulls ceiling tiles down.
Behind the main shaft is this familiar industrial sight… a running count of days since the last injury.
The floor in this building (now demolished) was very rotten. This picture was taken through a window from very firm ground.
Detail view of one of the fermenting tanks, still set-up for the distillery tours that no doubt took place when there last were such things. Nevertheless, the capacity of this tank multiplied across these all over the distillery floor really shows the power this company once had.
In the days before a centralized fire alarm system, coded whistle blasts would warn when and where a fire broke out.