This factory was owned by a local famous industrialist. It was designing fully customized bolts. This explains the presence of so many small machines, micro-foundries. That's why the place is so beautiful too. This abandoned factory being highly polluted, the dismantling is in progress now and today there is almost nothing left to be seen. We luckily explored this one just a few weeks before it starts. Some bolts need sadly to be tighten now...
These huge warehouses create back lights, high contrasts... A real colorful jungle of pulleys, belts, gears...
Below, an example of the form used to summarize the specifications of the ordered pieces. Everything was customizable!
Yet another forgotten place, left completely intact, even by photographers ;-)
Unfortunately, this place has been demolished right after our exploration. What a shame.
The picture called "Machine?", is a picture of a revolver lathe, intended for both one-off- and serial production.
Great Photos, What is kinda cool is the American and British Made machinery the photo named "Machine?" is a Ward Turret Lathe (British) prob. a No 3 or 4 with a bar feed attachment And a Milwaukee Horizontal mill, Made...well in Milwaukee Wisconsin of course! And the Acme (aka NAMCO) machines, And all those Threading Machines (maker unknown to me-looks like Landis brand) But Haven't seen a bulding with line shafting since i was small kid, It brings back memerys it's looks like they left about half the machinery there, What's really a shame is as the world economy shrinks small factorys like this one WILL become more on line for more local manufacturing....
i'm not sure but the last photo labeled counters actually appears to be the buldings mains power suply with all the cables stripped out. Probaly taken for the value in the copper or to prevent he building from being powered again
I love these old factories. I remember a ghost town in Sanden, BC Canada that was an old Silver Mining town, until it was completely destroyed in a flash flood. The best part is digging in the corners for those hidden gems... the trash that people left behind that is so interesting now.
This is a great set of pictures.
I always wonders in such a case if the former owners are stil around and what they are doing now.
Anyhow you are doing a great job
Congratulations, fantastic job!!!
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