Georgetown Steam Plant was full of gauges and control panels. Let’s talk about visual overload for my camera and me.
Similar to the Seattle Electric Company Plant Stairways post let us go around the building in order that I saw them.
At first I was fascinated by these oilers. The workmanship of the brass and glass is from a time before things were made in foreign countries.
This next piece of the machinery must have twirled and turned as the machine worked.
Then I turned to the big generator made by General Electric over 100 years ago. Not only do I have good shots of its inner workings but of the manufacture’s plate.
Let us get down to the gauges and there was plenty of them. Some looked like they belonged on a ship and some had pipes and faucets around them. A delight to the mechanical eye.
In the boiler room area there was a few tools and other odd things from the century past. They were dusty and just lying around like the workers had left them decades ago. This added to the unsettling feeling that I had interrupted someone. I was fascinated by this old heater and how its coils on the outside were visually delightful.
Remember the mystery stairs photo? At the same time I came out of the boiler room and took that shot I captured the control panels on the third level. This multiple tier kind of reminded me of Alcatraz too.
This next photo gives you a better look at the start stop dial and the wench hook that hung from the ceiling. I recently received a comment from Clyde Furd who told me that the dial may look like a clock (which is what I thought it was originally) but it really shows the electrical output of the plant when it is running. It has numbers from 0 to 25 megawatts. The hook in the upper right corner is a 50 ton crane.
Want more of the Georgetown Steam Plant? Go to my master post on this subject for the other topics around this historic place.