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.
The note on the left announces that the spindles in the crates are dirty.
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.
You can see why so few products had bright packaging. If the can here was brown, you’d never see it in a dark wood cabinet.
To move air around the non air-conditioned buildings, may of which date to the 1920s and 1930s, fans were mounted above the high door frames.
Copper poured from this furnace and was cast by the autocaster on the right into billets.
The quality assurance labs were no doubt a busy place.
A little catwalk gives access to the most important gauges in the building. Behind them are huge vents and fans. I bet it got steamy in here.
Candy jar molds, in the far corner of the paint shop.