Chuck Robinson shoot this on a prior visit just before we left and I had it on my shot list to get this visit. Repairs and maintenance to the silk machines must have kept several mechanics busy making repairs. This cart remains with the materials and tools just the way it was the day the mill closed in 1957.
These wooden parts of the spinning machines have fascinated me for their form and utility on past visits but I have not seen an opportunity to capture them in a composition I liked. This trip I worked hard to get a pleasing shot of these pieces. Working between the rows of machines is tight and the tripod legs are hard to maneuver, but I was satisfied with this shot of the spinning parts.
I put together a small You Tube colletion of images both DSLR and iPhone from this trip which can be viewed here:
Karen L Messick You Tube Silk Mill.