The Big Blower Too big to be scrapped, to simple to be auctioned. It waited for the demo crews and demo cranes to arrive. Similar Images ...based on the tags: barrels, dark, machinery, steel... Gilman had a bowling alley. A Merrill Piano from Boston, in the Recreation Room of the Front Dorm. Installed in 1904 at the center of the plant, this is one of two batteries of boilers. Being in Oshkosh, heat was very important to keeping labor moving in the cold months. Judging by the bed, this room was used by employees in its later years. …when injection molding was the new thing that everyone was experimenting with. Behind the main shaft is this familiar industrial sight… a running count of days since the last injury. I believe this is the push car, meaning it would push the charge in the oven out the opposite side into the train car. The guts of the dock are connected with a long narrow hallway. Below this section are shops and labs. This picture tells half the story about the size of half of the complex. For Port Arthur, it’s average, but this would be a fantastically large elevator if it were anywhere else!