This seems to be the space where upholstery patterns would be drafted. On the table were half-finished notes on a new design.
Stacks of patient record cards; names in the graveyard. All ‘Not Improved’.
In the middle of the foundry, an office is untouched by scrappers, legal and not. Inside, warnings and catalogs for machines that are gone, obsolete, and melted down.
An example of a typical desk at Buckstaff… messy, but everything’s there. It probably looks much as it did in 2011 when the plant closed.
Taken in a closet in the middle of the demolished coke ovens. No doubt, these charts were for equipment in the ovens.
I had to search the shelves a while to find this old logbook. The open page lists changes in stock numbers for Cutler Hammer Coils, and one row says that a new coil was installed on the black larry. The larry is the machine that loads coke ovens.
A carefully kept journal of the ballast levels in the final years that the Ford sailed Lake Superior.
Punchcards near the plant clinic.
Each patient had a card of record that reported major events. Births, changes in diagnosis, and for some, death.