Drinking Fountain A wonderful porcelain drinking fountain on the first floor. Note how it’s wrapped. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: spools, water-fountains... Note the large belt pulley in the center of the frame. Follow the axel it’s on and you’ll see several belts still attached to the drive, which was originally steam-driven. A simple porcelain fountain in the original brewhouse. The water fountain, no doubt, is not original. A guard to keep sawdust from the water fountain. 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. A classic Eveready, borrowed from Herb’s office. Aluminum spools replaced their wooden counterparts, later in the factory’s history. I really like the porcelain guides for the silk threads, probably used because they could be polished for perfect, persistent, smoothness. There were bins with hundreds of spools in them in the basement. These wide spools sit atop the abandoned tracks that lead to the train shed, which was later repurposed into a truck shed.