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. This picture typifies the industrial ideal of the early 20th century. More metal than air. More efficiency than beauty. More profits than people. I wonder when fluorescent lighting was added. 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 batch tag specifies some of the technical properties of the silk worked here. A simple porcelain fountain in the original brewhouse. The water fountain, no doubt, is not original. Empty spools, thousands of them, were around the mill. 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. The note on the left announces that the spindles in the crates are dirty.