The Klotz Throwing Company

I loved shooting in this site. It’s a 3 story factory that did one thing: spun raw silk onto spools of thread. If it reminds you of a Lewis Hine photograph, that’s because this place harkens back to that era. And, according to our workshop leader, this company did use child labor.

The calendar is dated 1949. It’s remarkable that the machinery has lasted these years. And being in this place is a reminder of how much “stuff” goes to waste all over the globe. I can’t imagine clearing out this building but I hope if that happens some of this can be recycled.

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