This corner of the building was the coal room, used to feed the two big boilers inside. The steam equipment has been replaced with electric, so this section may not have changed much in the past decades.
A firedoor dating to the original car barn is roped off, anticipating demolition.
About a century later. A view of the main factory building, looking toward the two furnaces.
The pipes above sprayed water onto the hot coke.
A truck loading dock for raw materials. Looking at the concrete, you can sort of tell where the rails used to run.
Two steel hoppers supported by counterweights and springs, which were used to weigh incoming grain loads before being deposited in the silos beneath this floor. Garner is another way to say “big measuring tank”, if you were wondering. I fell in love with all the tubes and chutes on this floor.
Copper poured from this furnace and was cast by the autocaster on the right into billets.
Inside the circa-1906 Gustavson House of Animas Forks. I love the texture of the walls in all of the buildings inside of the old miner’s houses.
Furnace #6; its catwalk and tapway. Note the lever-operated gutter-blockers.