A side view of the oven pusher from the ground. The tallest coal bunker looks tiny in the distance, though on the scale of the factory it’s practically on top of me as I’m taking the picture.
Outbuildings near the perimeter fence. Beyond is all ranch land.
…when injection molding was the new thing that everyone was experimenting with.
Looking out of the demolished skyway. Note the big hole in the floor. The lens is too wide to keep my foot out of it… I’m hanging in the superstructure that I climbed to make this photo.
A little catwalk gives access to the most important gauges in the building. Behind them are huge vents and fans. I bet it got steamy in here.
This electric Wellman crane was added to extract coal from ships for the power plant that Erie built beside their dock. Now, with the advent of self-unloading boats, it’s been replaced by a funnel and conveyor belt.
Ava between ammo warehouses and railroads.
A classroom, perhaps from the days when the city owned the building.
Looking at the casting floor from the roof. In the distance are the copulas where molten metal was poured.