A printing press in the attic of the Reception Hospital.
A one-of-a-kind installation in Armour’s otherwise gutted engine house.
On the second floor of the former casket plant, which was retrofitted with a conveyor system to coat finished products.
A scrapped steam turbine, perhaps. In the background you can see a gutted casing for another turbine.
This is the crane that would be used to lower extra-heavy bits of copper ore into the fire of the furnace.
Blast Furnace 7 as seen from the ore yard. Imagine running up those stairs through blast furnace smoke.
The mill is one of the tallest buildings in the city. It’s too bad that the cupola with its big skylights and flagpole were removed.
From the slip where grain boats would tie for loading and unloading, the unloader juts in a modernist-architectural way that is oddly visibly satisfying. Inside that white building is the retracted boat unloader, more or less a long and sturdy conveyor attached to a joint and crane motor. There used to be four loaders that looked like simple tubes with cranes and ropes attached hanging from this side of the elevator. All that remains of those is one fixture on the white building (not visible here) and the frame of one on the elevator proper, visible in the upper-middle of this image, to the right of the unloader apparatus.
This belt-run axle ran a turbine (now gone) to blow fresh air into the mine.