In the mine offices, hooks and a board with numbers was the system to keep track of who was in the mine and who was safe.
Asbestos-cord-wrapped glass tongs piled in a shed next to the pouring line.
If it weren’t for the fact there were trees growing from it, and that I cropped out the end of the rail approach, one might think this is still used occasionally.
Chutes from a hundred machines interconnect to more machines and chutes on a dozen factory floors.
Scrappers tried to take this steel pulley out of Fisher, but it proved too heavy.
The shaft was capped by the state in 1990. Even though some shafts are capped, they are still very dangerous. The land around them tends to crater unexpectedly, sending explorers to the bottom under a pile of dirt. Stay away.
Latin; to grow. Root of the English word ‘surge’.
Workers in the basement tunnels had to communicate with the workhouse operators 100 feet above and vice versa. Alarms and bells were installed to signal trouble over the sound of the elevator machinery.
The two exhaust vents coming out from the boilers en route to the stacks. Plywood marks where where catwalks were removed to extract equipment.