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  1. I like many kinds of abandoned locations - churches, schools, hospitals - all the usual stuff. However nothing gets me going quite like abandoned industry, so when I was confronted with the old Wrigley's Gum factory I pretty much had a happy trouser accident - a simply enormous monolith of a factory spread over nine sprawling floors. Not having seen any photos of the place before I didn't know what to expect, and once inside I was in my element. I spent a large amount of time wandering around the huge place on my own, away from the other six in our group. Way more than I normally explore with and they were busy getting in everyone's shots (hence the reason we tagged the weekend the 'you're in my shot tour') so I quite enjoyed the peace and quiet and taking it at my own pace. Come to think of it, I explored a lot of the locations on my trip over on my own away from the groups I was with and I have to say it did wonders for my confidence. The old Wrigley's factory closed in 2003 when the brand new factory was built and opened nearby. It sits on a huge parcel of land and has had a 'sold' sign outside it for a while now but nothing has been done. It is also notable as by far and away the nicest smelling explore I have ever done - the majority of the factory has a very strong odour of Spearmint, and congealed on the floors are big pools of glucose and other raw gum making materials, which makes some floors incredibly sticky and other floors almost spongey. I loved this place, it's right up there with my favourite factories I have explored. I could of quite happily spent the entire day in there but we had other places to be. Thanks for looking, more here https://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/albums/72157659554640111
  2. During our latest trip to France we visited an old factory where pottery etc were made. Although the place is abandoned for a while and most of the factory is empty, one building is (in urbex terms) well preserved. The combination of wood, sunlight, beautiful rooms and left pottery made this one of my favorite locations.
  3. For me this place is the most beautiful lost place i have ever seen. I was speechless, and i really wished i could spend more time here. It is absolutely amazing :-)
  4. Hi everybody, This is my first thread on this forum so I hope you will like it! Visit this old factory/storage room a couple of months ago. It was not very easy to get in, little lucky that there was only 1 door still open, all others where locked or sealed with bricks. Here are some pictures: |1| |2| |3| |4| |5| |6| |7| Thanks for watching!
  5. Evening all, So whats the first thing you think of when you think yorkshire?? tea? pudding? terriers?? im going to assume its not the production of little wooden shoes! however, low and behold here we have just that, originally producing some of the finest wooden brothel creepers in the north, the walkleys clog mill turned into a popular tourist attraction throughout the 80s but tragically fell upon hard times during the 90s and also suffered a substantial fire which wrote it off as an attraction, walkleys sold the site to focus on the operational factory which is still running today. Planning was passed for conversion of the walkleys mill into apartments back in 2006 however nothing has been done with it since. The explore I dont think i made much of an effort with any photos i took here, if you can imagine mac from predator when hes got the mini gun and he's tearing down the rain forest with it, that's basically what i did with my camera, i ran around the place in about 6 mins with the camera on auto, the rest of the time i was playing in ball pits, sliding down slides and playing in wendy houses this place is great fun, its nothing beautiful to look at but there is plenty going on in the place and its just a great little explore to have a good time and a little mess around in! When we pulled up we were greeted by a couple of other "explorers" who it turns out had been pottering about for about 20 minutes trying to find a way in, not sure if explorers was the right term for these boys as they werent really built for this past time bless em. After a quick scout of the perimeter we found our way in, the two big guys stood and watched with sad faces as we did things they knew they simply wouldn't be physically able to, oh yeah this was after one of the big lads invited me to kick a door in with him....hmmmm yeeeeah-maybe another time mate?!? ??: Anyway yeah so we managed to get in without any potential criminal damage or breaking and entering charges, we were on the first floor and i had just started fiddling with a piece of old machinery when i hear the pissing alarm going off, the other 3 had gone down to the ground floor and set it off, we bailed out onto the roof and waited out the alarm and to see if any secca turned up, no one turned up but looks the like ground floor is out of bounds kids! knowing this we headed up to the second floor where we found the slides, ball pit and other fun stuff, santas grotto, weird little dolls, manakins, loads of really random stuff in this place, hence why its a little pic heavy, not because ive tae loads of good photos, just because there was so much going on in the place! Toffee and taste l'histoire from their website. Walkley Clogs is a clog factory where the great British clog is manufactured in its entirety. The company was started by Frank Walkley in 1946. The main styles manufactured at that time were the Safety boot clog, Derby, Gibson and the Bar clog. With slipon styles being produced much later. In 1978 Frank Walkley bought out the famous Maude clog sole works in Hebden Bridge, a company that at its hey day had over 100 employees that turned nothing but clog soles! Walkey Clogs still uses the old machines for turning the wooden clog soles, and manufacturing the irons. The clog making skills used are those skills that have been passed down from generations of Walkley Clogs clog makers. Many of our older clog customers will remember Gordon and Nelson real lovely characters, and John who only recently retired a few years ago.. and not forgetting Arthur who up to 86 years of age still worked making the Walkley clogs for two days a week. Walkey Clogs is proud to keep the old traditional styles and over the years has manufactured many more styles that fit in with today’s markets. Most years Walkley Clogs are seen on the cat walks, and every year work with budding fashion designers who always have their own ideas on clog design. Today Walkley clogs manufactures a wide range of styles of clogs which include wooden sandals and slip-ons and various types of boots and shoes in a good selection of colours. The uppers used are mainly leather but also a non leather clog can be manufactured if required. The company also produces a lovely range of children’s clogs styles and supplies clog dance teams in the UK with dancing clogs. Walkley clogs produces 40 styles plus and offers to make up custom made clogs in any style and any colour. and some photolaughs I DONT BLOODY THINK SO MY OLD FRUIT! CAN YOU SEE THE MOUSE!! ...playing the waiting game thanks for looking kids, take it sleazy!!
  6. I have never think that inside a vandalism factory in my town, gives so a nice staircase... 1. Lovely staircase 02 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 2. Lovely staircase 03 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 3. Lovely staircase 04 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 4. Lovely staircase 05 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 5. Lovely staircase 06 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 6. Lovely staircase 07 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
  7. Knitwear Factory - may 2015 This knitwear factory is my personal number one during our six day italian tour. Actually, it even was one of the big reasons making the choice to explore this country this time. And believe me, my friends... I am really not that big of a religious person, but boy I have prayed all the gods and saints, getting the chance to shoot this location. And it was like expected, hoped and wished one of the most beautiful factories in general I have ever explored. To be honest, i did experienced this as a difficult one to shoot... I noticed there was a lot of choas in backgrounds and sometimes it was hard to make a decent point of view and compositions, especially to get some overview images. The first 15 minutes I was inthere, I was too euforic and amazed anyway. I even didn't rush to take my camera out, just enjoying the view, smelling the atmosphere, fantasising of how it once was when it was still running. Enjoying its natural beauty through my eyes without a lens. Absolutely fabulous: it still looked like nothing had been moved or manipulated since its closing, no trash, no vandalism, no graffiti,... only natural decay. Even the machines still looked ready for use, a perfect scenery. For me, this one was 100% hardcore urbexporn. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.
  8. The Grimsby Ice Factory is a historic former ice factory that was constructed from 1898–1901 to provide crushed ice to preserve fish stored in ships at Grimsby's seaport. The Factory engaged in operations up to 1990. The buildings still contain some of the original historic machinery from times of the operations' origins. During its time of prime operations, it produced 1,200 tonnes of ice daily. The building is 4,350 square metres in size, and at one time was the largest ice factory in the world. The structure and equipment at the Grimsby Ice Factory site is an important part of Grimsby's fishing heritage.It is a Grade 2 listed building that is presently owned by Associated British Ports.It has been stated that some of the most important and largest refrigeration machinery in the world exists there. The site is managed in part by the Great Grimsby Ice Factory Trust. As of May 2014, the trust has plans to restore and renovate the site into a leisure complex that would include a pub, cinema and climbing wall. Part of the trust's plan includes retaining the machinery on the site for historical purposes. In 2014, the trust attempted to obtain £11 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund, but the request was denied. In March 2015, Grimsby residents suggested that the factory be covered to hide it from view during the upcoming World Seafood Congress event in September, with the rationale that the deteriorating building could denigrate the town's image. Graeme Bassett, secretary of the Great Grimsby Ice Factory Trust, suggested that the building could be covered temporarily or that scaffolding could be erected as a solution regarding concerns about the site being an eyesore. Today its still an eyesore and the building and contents slowly rot away, what happens next is anyone's guess. Information taken from my friend wiki, On with the photos Hope you enjoy the report, Mr T
  9. well it has been closed a few months now, and after another look and what I think must of been secca in a private car.pipping his car horn several times..shouting "where you going"!!...hmmmm I do belive we where going up a public grass bank into some trees that is at the side of the factory...ohhh and the public side of the fence at that... anyway, the sign on the gates says public notice....demolition planned 4th Aug..
  10. Intro Maybe not worth a full report as it's very empty and it smelt quite bad... Still, I'll post this here with a bit of history. The place was once quite big and most buildings still remain including this one. The big three main front white buildings are in use at the bottom floor but the rest is empty as far as I can see. The grounds are in use by lorries vans and we didn't check any of the other buildings as it was getting dark and I think security for the live sections was catching on. The other buildings are apparently in use as self storage and other retail units. The place could do with some research in case there is more to be seen (which there probably is) and in that case if I can help with you research at all give us a shout. History Bata Shoes was founded in 1894 by Tomáš BaÅ¥a in ZlÃ*n (then Austro-Hungarian Empire, today the Czech Republic). After the plea of a Tilbury clergyman to alleviate unemployment during the Great Depression and in part to overcome customs tariffs on foreign products, construction began in 1932 on the Bata shoe factory in East Tilbury.[5] For the remaining years of the 20th century, the factory was an economic force in the Tilbury area and provided a unique model of a Company town in Britain complete with worker housing, schools and entertainment. In 1933 the first "Bata houses" for workers were built, set among gardens in a chequerboard pattern, which were distinct from the more typical Victorian terraced housing in the area.[4] The factory's architecture "predates" and "perhaps eclipses" other British examples of modernist architecture such as Highpoint I or the Isokon building, according to The Guardian. Built of welded steel columns, roof trusses and reinforced concrete walls, the estate's buildings were quite atypical of other red-bricked and sloped-roofed London suburbs. All the social needs of the workforce were met by the factory,[7] and "Bata-ville" had all the services of a normal town, including a theatre, sports facilities, hotel, restaurant, grocery and butcher shops, post office, and its own newspaper. The German occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1938 caused turmoil for Bata Shoes generally but the factory in East Tilbury thrived and "British Bata" was born. As male factory workers were called to arms, their wives often took over their jobs. While in the armed forces, employees received the company newspaper, the Bata Record, along with food and cigarette parcels. At least 81 Bata employees from the Tilbury factory died in the war. After the war, Bata's home office and other facilities throughout eastern Europe were nationalised by communist regimes. The Bata factory in East Tilbury remained in steady use for over 70 years, but production was gradually shifted to facilities closer to its export markets in the 1960s.[5] Factory downsizing began in the 1980s and the Bata industrial estate came to a close in 2005. The East Tilbury (Bata) Conservation Area was designated in 1993 by Thurrock Council and includes a Grade II listed building. The factory inspired the documentary film Bata-ville: We Are Not Afraid of the Future. The Bata Reminiscence and Resource Centre at East Tilbury Library were set up to collect the memories of people who lived and worked within the British Bata community. In June 2011, an interactive trail was launched as an iPhone app known as Thurrock Mobile Explorer. This describes a route around the Bata estate and provides information about the history as well as environment at numbered points. My visit Rest of the site has it's own security and is surrounded by a perimeter fence, we just walked through the front gate. We doubted anyone would query it and we were right. This worked out better than scaling palisade... Wandered about the site for 10 mins before seeing this and jumping in for another 5 mins. Heard footsteps etc. and eventually got out and walked straight out the front gates again. Pictures Only took a few with the fisheye, 2 are very underexposed so excuse the poor editing on them. Cheers
  11. Visited with Hamtagger and Session9 The main reason I wanted to go here was for the stairs (And I took about 70 pictures of them all together) We left Lincolnshire early as always, driving down the motorway half asleep en route to York to pick Session9 up for our "First splore of the day" When we arrived at Terry's we headed straight for the Admin building but it looked like the only way in would be a tough one, and we had walked past 5 cameras without noticing (They're pretty small) Luckily we were there earlier than the security. We then decided to do the main "Crappy derp of a building" to begin with and head back for the Admin after. The main factory actually wasn't that bad, it was a bit bare but still better than some of the others I've been to. After an eventful walk around finding a potential IED, a turd on the roof and slipping on ice every 10 seconds we headed for the Clock tower, but it was sealed tighter than Fort Knox. (You win some, you lose some) So we walked back to the Admin building and made our way in. Session9 is approximately 8 feet tall so it was quite interesting squeezing through tiny gaps History Terry's was a chocolate and confectionery maker in York, England. Its history stretched back to 1767, but in 1993 it was taken over by Kraft Foods. The company's headquarters, later renamed The Chocolate Works factory, was closed by Kraft in 2005, and products using the Terry's brand name are now produced in other Kraft facilities in Poland, Sweden, Belgium, and Slovakia. The Terry's name eventually became part of Mondelēz International. Pictures 1 Terry's Clock Tower and Factory 2 Circular Window in the main factory 3 What's a factory without a puddle reflection? 4 Lift 5 A selfie of a selfie 6 Ladies loo 7 The beginning of the stairs 8 Another angle 9 HD-ARRGHH 10 I wanted to go for a different angle than the others I'd seen, so I got Hamtagger to pose on a post with me. 11 I may have obsessed over these a bit 12 Framing the window with a window 13 Through the looking glass 14 Odd angles 15 Dome from above with Lens flare 16 Lights in a darkened room Thankyou for taking time to read my report. 97 more to come this year!
  12. History Terry's was a chocolate and confectionery maker in York with a history dating back to 1767. This factory opened in 1926 and became known as Terry's Confectionery Works. It was buil in an Art Deco style and included a distinct clock tower. Here new products including the Chocolate Apple (1926), Terry's Chocolate Orange (1931), and Terry's All Gold were all developed and produced onsite. With the onset of the Second World War, confectionery production was immediately halted. The factory was taken over by F Hill's and Son's of Manchester as a shadow factory, to manufacture and repair aircraft propeller blades. With the factory handed back to the company post-war, production was difficult due to rationing and limited imports of raw cocoa. As a result, in 1954 production of the chocolate apple was phased out in favour of increased production of the chocolate orange. In 1993 it was taken over by Kraft Foods. From 2000, the company brand was changed from Terry's of York to simply Terry's, reducing the company's links to the city. Production was also scaled back, with just UK products and Terry's Chocolate Orange, Terry's All Gold and Twilight made for the international market. In 2004, Kraft Foods decided to absorb Terry's, switch production of remaining products All Gold and Chocolate Orange to their own factories in Belgium, Sweden, Poland and Slovakia, and close the plant. The factory closed on 30 September 2005, with the loss of 317 jobs. The factory was bought by developers Grantside, renamed The Chocolate Works, and in February 2010 planning permission was given for a £165 million redevelopment of the site as a mixed-use of residential, commercial and leisure. Redevelopment started in 2011, with removal of asbestos, followed by demolition of non-scheduled buildings in early 2012. Our Visit I jumped on a last minute coach from London with extreme_ironing on hearing news that construction work at Terry's has upped the pace recently and now has 24 hour security in place. We were a bit apprehensive about making such a long trip with the possibility of failure but both determined to see this place before it's demise. Thankfully our trip was well worth the effort as we managed to access the admin building, the factory and the old clock tower. Security always seemed to be one step behind us as we watched them nosing around each building after we'd moved onto the next one. It really is an amazing site, the admin building full of Art Deco features was a joy to explore, a real life Willy Wonka factory if you like. After 6 hours on site we headed off into the night for a well earnt curry and beers before hitting another of York's gems. The Pics Looking towards the main factory from the roof of the admin building, we had to stay low at this point as security was wandering about below us.... The ground floor of the admin building, everything decorated in Art Deco style.... Art deco detail The Safe Door Logo on the inside of the safe The grand entrance hall The stairs, lost count of how many pics I took in here.... Stained glass dome window above the staircase Office The manager's office overlooking downstairs Detail On top of the clock toweer Construction site next door with York Minster in the distance Looking down over the security hut with the factory to the right and admin building on the left Behind one of the clock faces Factory doors Not much to see inside the factory except long empty rooms like this The walls and windows are still pretty impressive for a factory though Watching security's movements over in the admin building The racecourse next door The clock tower from the top of the factory Night starting to close in Extreme Ironing chilling in the window frame waiting for security to finish his rounds below Thanks for looking
  13. OK, a bit about it. When I mean a bit, that is literally it. Fisons plc was a British multinational pharmaceutical, scientific instruments and horticultural chemicals company headquartered in Ipswich, United Kingdom. It was listed on the London Stock Exchange and was once a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It was acquired by Rhone-Poulenc in 1995. The Explore, After reading loads of stuff online about this place, security, entry etc decided to go and take a look. Got in, constantly looking over our shoulder for dogs but none. No one on site all day. The site is vast. The timber buildings are breathtakingly beautiful and I spent quite a lot of time in them. A number of stories high, the higher you get the more dangerous it is. Equipped with the shutes these made a great picture! Prone to the elements even someone of my size and weight daintily creeping across the third level was making the boards bounce under my feet! Very mossy, which looks really pretty in itself and you can see nature staring to reclaim it, even 3 stories high! That was the highest I went. A full length conveyor belt was quite a nice find, a few admin buildings which have been trashed. A mechanics garage which I can imagine was used for the vehicles on site and again some small timber buildings. Its a lovely site to explore if you like this kinda thing, I would go back as it's very photogenic. Sorry if its a bit pic heavy! Enjoy! Sorry about the crooked shot This plant was 3 stories high
  14. I've visited this location during my summerholidays in italy. Unfortunately i couldn't find anything about the history of the building. ;( Buchfabrik Buchfabrik Buchfabrik Buchfabrik Buchfabrik Buchfabrik Panorama
  15. Unfortunately, I don't know anything about the history of this former pressing plant for plastic parts. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
  16. From the outside (And pretty much inside too) this is the most undesirable place I have explored. The factory is trashed, full of Asbestos, radiation and grafitti. But it was easy to do and it ticks another place off the list. Visited with Hamtagger, Session9 and Catbalou History Lesson In a small town outside of Leicester lies a little known secret, the factory that developed the jet engine. Whetstone was the site of Frank Whittle‘s factory, where jet engines were developed. Babcock Services, ITP Engines Ltd and Converteam now occupy the site, with smaller companies renting space (mainly for storing commercial vehicles). Until 2002 the site still sounded an air raid siren at 8am to wake up workers. The site of the Whittle factory became the English Electric Company (Later GEC) a significant part of several Nuclear power stations were made there in the 1960s and 70s. English Electric was one of the largest Engineering Companies in the Leicester area, employing thousands of workers and training hundreds of apprentices each year. At one point more than 4,000 workers had to be shipped in from Middlesex to help labour shortages and many settled permanently causing a boom in the late 60s. The computer performance measurement called the “Whetstone” was developed by English Electric at the factory and takes its name from the town On with the pictures This was quite off-putting A car wheel, casually sitting in a chair I have no idea where these lead to, just that it was flooded. And I didn't fancy getting wet. Someone clearly needed some new light bulbs This must have taken a while to do Just a stapler This worker had a softcore porn cupboard door. Horny bastard In Case Of Fire "Shove Fire Hose In Window" I'm guessing this guy was pretty "Norty" in School, he seemed to have failed his English tests. Not the trongest of floors, I could feel it dipping beneath my feet. A crane from the 80's Some boring stairs with no bannister Thanks for taking time to read my report. This factory was pretty boring, every room looked the same but the history behind it is interesting.
  17. A partially strange decorated abandoned factory for wire. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
  18. 1. Bahnbetriebswerk rocked 01 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 2. Bahnbetriebswerk rocked 02 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 3. Bahnbetriebswerk rocked 03 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr
  19. John Tams was born on Stafford street, Longton in 1837. He started work as an apprentice potter in the early years and eventually went into partnership with William Lowe, manufacturing pottery on the High Street. Longton. In 1874 John Tams purchased Crown Pottery located on the corner of Commerce Street and the High Street. Originally specialising in imperial measurement ware for hotels and public houses, he later moved onto more commercial earthenware to broaden his market. In 1903 the factory became John Tams & sons and later John Tams LTD in 1912 with the building housing 3 bottle kilns none of which have survived. The factory closed in 2000 and on 11th April 2014 the factory was deliberately set on fire causing a huge amount of damage and leaving sections of it needing urgent demolition THE EXPLORE Living quite local we had been past here loads of time so we had already figured out our route in, the large back section on the building is completely gone so no climbing through windows or dangerous suicide moves needed today. Internally the place has been completely trashed, the floor is littered with paint pots and ceramic transfers not to mention all the various bits of office furniture scattered about. The midsection of the building is missing parts of the roof and as a result has some serious element damage however, it does provide a heaven for a few hundred pigeons and a lodger who seemed more surprised to see us than we were him and after exchanging mutual muttered Alrights? he wandered off leaving us to it. The large industrial kilns are still fitted into the building with several bits of large machinery also still housed in the remains of the factory. In fact there was quite a large amount of items still left inside, one room the left of the building is filled with thousands of ceramic transfers not including those strewn all over the factory floor so from a photographic point of view it is quite interesting. The upper floor is also accessible but completely stripped and vandalised, as is the showroom towards the front of the building. The office is filled with wage dockets and invoices but also home to the lodger so we left well alone and moved on to another part of the factory. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Hope you enjoy thanks for looking
  20. This is a little mini-report more than anything After I was done around DC I headed off northwards to Baltimore to meet up with a contact I'd made on an American forum for the night. I arrived that evening and instead of us sitting around twiddling our thumbs he suggested we go out for a quick explore, now I don't normally like exploring in the dark but who was I to say no... It's fair to say this location isn't in the best part of Baltimore, indeed it's a wonder we didn't get shot or stabbed just for walking down the street! It was, as expected, very dark inside the factory and it is literally right on the street level with the pavement so very easy to attract attention to oneself but we got away with it. I tried to find history on the American Ice Co. but can't find too much, I'm led to believe they went hand-in-hand with the cold storage warehouses all over America. This one has seen better days but for a little mooch before I got into the really meaty locations it was fun. Thanks for looking
  21. 1. AnotherFactory01 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 2. AnotherFactory02 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 3. AnotherFactory03 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 4. AnotherFactory04 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 5. AnotherFactory05 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr
  22. I'm not sure of the actual name of this place as it was just a random find en-route to somewhere else, couldn't quite make out the sign and any paperwork was less than helpful. Still it turned out to be half decent for something i wasn't expecting, looks like they made generic random wood tat for tourists, some of you might have some still lying about. I'm guessing they closed down around 2011 judging by the callenders. Security Cactus Sweet little offices on the top floor Workshops .. .. Stores .. ..
  23. This was the largest thermal Powerstation in Belguim. Developed and upgraded over the years with more modern turbines. A huge site full of symmetry inside and out. This really is a cool location. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5 6. Full set can be found here
  24. This was an odd explore, from the front of the building it looked like a standard office block but the inside told a different story. First off, some fairly standard looking CNC machines - but the further in we ventured the clearer it became. There was an entire production line left in situ for making alloy wheels! Each stage of the build process had its own machining area and the wheels were transported from one area to the next on a huge conveyor system - everything from milling, shot blasting, heat treatment, lacquering and pressure testing. Many of the machines had lot numbers attached and it was my guess that it wouldn't be long before everything including an immaculate rack of machine tools were auctioned off. We gradually made our way to the front of the building, where the only notable room was a small laboratory - still half equipped. An enjoyable explore and a good end to the day. Visited with Jaff Fox and thanks to H for his info. This sign, roughly translated means: food and drink are strictly prohibited in the lacquer plant. Mr. B!