Drinking Fountain A wonderful porcelain drinking fountain on the first floor. Note how it’s wrapped. Similar Images ...based on the tags: spools, water-fountains... I wonder when fluorescent lighting was added. This picture typifies the industrial ideal of the early 20th century. More metal than air. More efficiency than beauty. More profits than people. We know what the ladies’ favorite treats were! Found holding parts on a repair cart. There were bins with hundreds of spools in them in the basement. The batch tag specifies some of the technical properties of the silk worked here. Empty spools, thousands of them, were around the mill. A classic Eveready, borrowed from Herb’s office. Standing atop the dust collector, the factory breaks down into diverging patterns, processes. A simple porcelain fountain in the original brewhouse. The water fountain, no doubt, is not original.