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.
2016. A section of the third floor that has changed a lot over the years. Compare to 2006 shot.
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.
This belt-run axle ran a turbine (now gone) to blow fresh air into the mine.
Candy jar molds, in the far corner of the paint shop.
Sugar mills have endless numbers of pipes, washers, seals, and flanges to connect all of the equipment. This is where the spare parts were all stored by size and rating.
Gaskets still organized on nails beside the power plant. This used to be a maintenance room, but since its roof and walls were torn down, it’s not any kind of room.
The back of one of the former tractor factories.
The quality assurance labs were no doubt a busy place.