I made a visit to Rankin in December, my previous visits were years before, in the early 2000\’s. A lot had changed at the site since then, it is under redevelopment now, a heritage site with a lot of commercial sites being developed adjacent to the old blast furnaces.
Locker room, the personal spaces at Bethlehem such as the locker room are few and far between, and they are always in strange places, next to a welding room, or tucked behind the parts room. It is an industrial environment which didn\’t seem to bend to accomodate many comforts.
Clothes baskets, rather than lockers, were used in some of the shower rooms for hanging and containing the workers clothes and personal items while they were on shift, and while showering after their shift. They would load them up and pull on the cable to raise them to the ceiling out of the way.