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Textile / Clothing Mill / Factory, Italy - June 2015.

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by jST, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. jST

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    This is a textile manufacturer in the middle of absolutely nowhere.

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    Within the small town it resides in, perched amongst mountains, this is by far the largest building and had a massive factory floor. It’s no wonder that it became abandoned as there are no manufacturing centres for miles.

    The building was probably built in the late 50’s / early 60’s although I couldn’t really pin a date on when it was last used, the calendar on the wall of the offices was 1981 and there was no sign of any computerisation. The living quarters and other rooms were all of 60’s / 70’s vintage… quite simply a proper time warp.

    I can’t find a shred of information about the company on the internet, nor was there much company literature around, it all seemed to have been cleared out… Presumably the company folded long before t’internet.

    All that remained was mostly trade magazines etc. Anyway, there was a shitload of machinery left, all decaying, more so if it was under one of the many drips from the roof.

    There were circular sock knitting machines from Leicester, which was cool to see. Most of the sewers were Strobel, Dürkopp Adler or Pfaff (German), AMF Reece (American) with some Singer versions thrown in the mix… there was also an absolute shit tonne of unsold and unused cloth dating from the 60’s and some crazy 70’s t-shirts and stuff.

    Photos mostly of the factory floor and associated gubbins as the other bits were shuttered up and pitch black. Lots, don’t care:

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    Excellent stuff, I like the look of this place :)
     
  3. Speed

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    Deffo a pretty special one that
     
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    Loved this place. Did anyone slip on their arse?
     
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    Some beautiful lighting
     
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    This place looks amazing- nice find! Definitely a proper time warp!
     
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    All the floor slime had dried up into crunchy black so no. Let me guess it was cloth head who slipped over?

    We did meet the former mayor of Newark in the supermarket next door though, which was nice.
     
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    There's too much to consider here.

    I think I'd have needed to stay the night if I ever went here. There's a fair few different parts of the process going on under one roof!
     
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    Where are the pictures of you all wearing said 70's t-shirts?

    Also lol at Pfaff
     
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  10. sammydoublewhammy

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    Correct! and it was twice he slipped.
     
  11. Camera Shy

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    #soggyderptuorism at it's finest. #notbelg
     
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    To be honest I wish we could have done, there was so much to see, could have done with a full day uncovering stuff.
     
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