The Engine House’s boiler, which would have been fired all day all day, virtually from the day the shop opened until the day it closed.
I really like the porcelain guides for the silk threads, probably used because they could be polished for perfect, persistent, smoothness.
Sunrise over Mill Hell, and all of Kurth’s various skyways. The elevators in the foreground date to the mid-1920s, Electric Steel is behind and is a little earlier than that.
On the scale of the big machine shop, the huge piles of clothing look insignificant.
On the left is the broken glass room that contains the controls for the cable spool, now gone, that sat in the metal shell on the right. The stairs led down to the hoisting engine itself. You can make out the slits where the cable ran up to the headframe tower through the gaping archway.
Construction lights were still plugged in from the last inspection. Note the murals on the walls.
These machines circulated water through the powder from the ball mills. Gold and silver is heavier than gravel, so it sinks while the junk rock floats.
A scrapped steam turbine, perhaps. In the background you can see a gutted casing for another turbine.