Too big to be scrapped, to simple to be auctioned. It waited for the demo crews and demo cranes to arrive.
There big filters helped the mill sort through the flour, for additional milling, for example.
As the Barker steamed past the dock and island, the sunset casts the shadow of the Taconite Harbor receiving trestle on the boat. Through the fog, you can see some of the islands that were joined into a breakwater.
One of my favorite visual feature of grain elevators, especially big ones, is how they repeat.
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.
Patented in 1965 and produced by Specialized Mass Markets. User would insert token and use a rotary-phone-style dial to enter their token number. The machine would tally the numbers and indicate winners depending on the sum of said numbers. See USPTO US3455557.
I really like the porcelain guides for the silk threads, probably used because they could be polished for perfect, persistent, smoothness.
The generator room was state of the art when it was installed, allowing the complex to use motors and electric lighting ahead of its competitors.
The batch tag specifies some of the technical properties of the silk worked here.