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.
A view from the loft in the shipping/receiving building, where the crane operator would step into his cab.
Camera: Pentax 67. Film: Kodak Ektar 100.
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.
Either the company was pulling parts from this evaporator to use as parts for other plants, or the last thing the workers did was to get this machine ready for the next campaign. Either way, plans changed.
The huge snowfalls of 2011 brought new collapses across the buildings.
The pits have long since been filled so the roundhouse could be used for storage.
The machine shop today.
The conveyorway between the on-site grain elevator and mill.