Captured bolts for a pressure cooker on an industrial scale.
This little curled yellow thing is one of the last hints that this adobe building was lived in.
The main buildings were mostly interconnected and in good condition. The dry air helps to preserve the wooden structures.
Levers and indicators to control and track the path of mine cars moving up and down the mine shaft. Note the mine depth indicators would trace paper… this is because the steel cables stretch out over time, so the line length changes with the years.
One of the cupola air intakes, rattled loose by the demolition downstairs, hangs stranded on the second floor. You can see that the floor I’m standing on in this picture used to extend all the way to the right wall. The blue paint on the wall made the climb absolutely worth it.
Dust explosions were a real risk for grain mills. These funnels helped to filter the air in the mill.
These machines are at least 100 years old.
Without their walls these Solvent Recovery Line buildings look like blast walls. Their concrete inner structures were part of the design so if there was an explosion inside it would ‘blow out’ with a puff instead of a bang. Now most of these are demolished or overgrown.
Kat dancing down the trestle, which is one of the highest in the state, standing about 100 feet over the road. Mamiya 6/Portra 160