The world’s biggest paper machine was installed here about a century before this photo was taken. The orange in the windows is the brick building across the street–the new part of the plant.
A clicky-flippy clock is having some kind of malfunction.
Note the wood and rubber wheels on this powder cart.
The white mark allowed for a manual RPM check on this big steel flywheel on the ground floor. Note how dark the bottom level of the mills is—that’s because all of the equipment is blocking out the light.
Chicago-made fire door.
Looking at the top of the Washburn Crosby elevator from a mirrored window in the Guthrie Theater.
Next to the generator room is the pump room, which moved steam around the complex.