Dropped Pianos

Dropped Pianos at Bureau Brothers Foundry The name, pictures and video were all inspired by Tim Hecker’s album: Dropped Pianos. Music played in the video is by Kimiko Ishizaka: The Open Goldberg Variations Bureau Brothers Foundry was built in North Philadelphia in the 1870s and was one of premier art foundries in the States.

The Scranton Lace Company

Lace production equipment. The Scranton Lace Company. Scranton, PA

Punch Cards Are Everywhere: The Scranton Lace Company Once the largest producer of Nottingham Lace, The Scranton Lace Company was established in 1890 and remained in business until 2002 when the factory was shutdown mid-shift and abandoned shortly afterwards. In the pictures and video, you will see a teeny tiny part of the huge industrial… Continue reading The Scranton Lace Company

Rivers Of Steel: Carrie Furnaces 6 and 7 in Rankin, PA

The Tristle Bridge control room. Carrie Furnaces. Rankin, PA

Carrie Furnaces are the only remaining blast furnaces in the Pittsburgh, PA area. The two furnaces(6 and 7) were constructed back in 1907 and remained in operation until 1978 according to Wikipedia. The site was designated a national historic landmark in 2006. Though the two furnaces are probably the most significant remains, other buildings are… Continue reading Rivers Of Steel: Carrie Furnaces 6 and 7 in Rankin, PA

Rosenau Brothers Garment Factory

Lament For a Hoover Convertible Model 69. The Brothers Garment Factory. Central Pennsylvania, PA

Aura: Ruins Of the Industrial Era This was a visit to the ruins of an abandoned clothing mill/factory in Lansford, Pennsylvania. The mill was constructed in 1910 as The Century Throwing Company and went bankrupt when demand for silk products went south in the United States due to the introduction of  cheaper synthetic Rayon products.… Continue reading Rosenau Brothers Garment Factory