Ports and plaques provide clues about an elevator’s builder

A good quick way to identify the builder of a grain elevator is to check the grain ports. At their first project, in McCook, Nebraska, Mayer-Osborn used these forged steel ports from the Hutchinson foundry. A nice touch was the bronze plaque inside the elevator. It identifies the people responsible for its construction.

 

 

 

 

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