Drain to Scale Molten copper pouring being a very dangerous thing to do by hand, this scale measured the load for the “Auto Caster” that actually formed the cooling copper in its molds. Similar Images ...based on the tags: black&white, cables, graffiti, scales, shacks... Wagons and horses were kept in the building on the left, separate from the rest of the complex in case of fire. In the distance is the boiler house, separate for the same reason. The oldest part of this mill had a wooden roof that rotted away long ago. Slowly, rust is dulling the edge on every cog left behind. Construction in 2014 reveals a lost stone sign. I am sure even the workers had trouble remembering which pillar hid the phone. Note the “ON” written on the electrical socket, too. Looking at the headframe for Shaft 3 from the tower for Shaft 1. Below is the roof of the Dry House. It was hard to remind myself that these building have been abandoned longer than I’ve been alive. A classroom, perhaps from the days when the city owned the building. A screened water wheel, presumably for rotating the dredge once it lowered its “foot” to pivot in place. The iconic outline of a prairie sentinel. Quintessential rural industrial architecture. A tunnel between the outside gate and the courtyard shared by the barracks.