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... A classic Eveready, borrowed from Herb’s office. 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. I really like the porcelain guides for the silk threads, probably used because they could be polished for perfect, persistent, smoothness. A simple porcelain fountain in the original brewhouse. The water fountain, no doubt, is not original. There were bins with hundreds of spools in them in the basement. I wonder when fluorescent lighting was added. The batch tag specifies some of the technical properties of the silk worked here. Standing atop the dust collector, the factory breaks down into diverging patterns, processes. 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.