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... 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. 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 batch tag specifies some of the technical properties of the silk worked here. 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. The note on the left announces that the spindles in the crates are dirty. Aluminum spools replaced their wooden counterparts, later in the factory’s history. Standing atop the dust collector, the factory breaks down into diverging patterns, processes.