crates

Warehouse Door

I love these heavy rolling doors in the old tobacco processing building.

Tag 14, 1957

The left wall is stacked high with wooden crates holding spools. Tags hang on machines describing the last batch of silk the mill ever produced.

Pallet-Filled Building

In the many-windowed metal building, the lumberyard buildings and the abandoned starch works buildings are separated by a thick wall of pallets.

Dock Light Shadows

The dock is still lit at night and it casts shadows over the rust-welded ore doors.

Spare Spools

The note on the left announces that the spindles in the crates are dirty.

Mothballing by the Numbers

When the factory’s production line was up for auction, many parts were removed, crated and labeled with big painted numbers to ease their removal by buyers. Not everything sold, however, so not one dark corner of the factory seems without a pile of dislocated industrial junk.

Furnace Mouth

Copper poured from this furnace and was cast by the autocaster on the right into billets.