Silk Thrower The porcelain hoops guided the silk threads through the device. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: machinery, peeling-paint, pillars, rusty... It was interesting that, even though storms had carried the wooden walkway that stretched under the dock, these piles of spilled taconite remain where they had dropped. Every timber pillar was numbered for maintenance purposes. Looking up to the second floor of the Nitrating House, where cotton would be soaked in nitric acid. These brought cotton into the building. Steam pipes snake up the walls like vines, but with asbestos. These machines had embossed metal numbers marking their ends. Numbers on a pillar counted tank capacity for a removed water container; an unhinged door in an unhinged factory beguiles those looking for an exit. Holes were cut into the floor to extract equipment from the basements. it was interesting to see the I-beams extending through all the levels of Studebaker. From the bottom of the skyway I looked back, my eyes tracing the vines from the marsh up the smokestacks to the perfect Midwestern sky. An original stencil-brushed sign.