Spools This picture typifies the industrial ideal of the early 20th century. More metal than air. More efficiency than beauty. More profits than people. Similar Images ...based on the tags: dirty, left-behind, machinery, rusty, spools... Part of a vintage neon sign. I hope it’s been preserved–it reminds me of the sign that hung over my grandfather’s tv sales and repair shop in small town Minnesota. A vintage X-Ray machine in the oldest section of the hospital. Beautiful belt wheels above the grain cribs. Getting to the spot where this was taken is now impossible, and I don’t know whether these remain or not anymore. The batch tag specifies some of the technical properties of the silk worked here. In the grungy control room, I found a little slice that was never graffitied. Look both ways, people. I wonder what this guy is thinking, walking through the complex. One of the many blast doors. Note the plunger to seal off the airflow in the event of an attack or accidental explosion. See left.