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Titchener's Wire Works Sept 2015

mookster

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I don't think this place has had widespread exposure even on American explore sites before, it's kind of in an area which is often overlooked as far as explores go with almost nobody local on the scene.

Titchener's is a large iron works company still operational in upstate New York to this day, they make large scale metal items such as staircases, railings and ornamental architectural items. However they also had a factory which was responsible for pioneering the glued-together staples we know today, operational from 1880 to 2005 when it closed down. They not only made staples, their various wire products were used in cash registers, computers, hospitals, in clean room manufacturing areas, on equipment used by the US military and, most obscure of all, to hang chickens by their feet on automated plucking lines.

Around a third of the factory has been demolished but the remaining sections have been left to rot and decay. It turned out to be a lot nicer inside than I thought it would be initially, and is quite an interesting place to photograph. After closure, a lot of the old staple-manufacturing machinery was donated to a technology museum as well as boxes of old records and catalogues found inside.

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Thanks for looking, more here https://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/albums/72157657384615684 :D


 

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Some minters there mate, i like the peely curtained room and the shelf shot :)

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Thanks, it was a nice wander, although in one of those areas you think 'I might get shot here'...

 

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Plenty of cool bits to work around there and done well with the location (y)

 
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