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    oh I see...so there not making condoms....

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    Sleeves rolled up, good. Neck tie, good for the boss...

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    Thinking that's a research or QC lab based on the scale on the bench, guys better not get those ties anywhere near those rollers! Reminds me a lot of the QC lab I used to work in, the windows looked out onto the production floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Chemical laboratory workers. Brunner Mond & Co. Ltd. Manchester, England. 1918.

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    We are writing a song!
    It goes like this; aminobiphenyl, hexachlorobenzene, dimethyl sulfate, chloromethyl methylether, tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin, carbon disulfide, dibromochloropane, cholorinated benzenes, nitropropane, pentrochlorophenol, benzotricholoride, strontium chromate, dibromo, chloropropane, aminobiphenyl, hexachlorobenzene.....

    They had it finished by 1989.
    Really!
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    Well those Rollers would have to turn Inwards where they would'nt Question what Went in there.I can't see any Warning Signs or Emergency Shutdown Buttons "ESDs" If you had an operator who got a bit Scatterbrained especially after a "Broken Hearted Love Affair" Yuck!!! Tere would have been some Nasty Incidents "Safety Is Number One !

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    We used to have a Ball Band factory here (in Mishawaka, IN). My mom used to go down to their Wholesale" shop and get all 4 of us boys Red Ball Jets, high top tennis shoes. They sold the "defective" shoes there for next to nothing.
    Vintage work crew photos-ball-band.jpg

    Later it became Uniroyal and they made all kinds of very stinky rubber products like car floor mats, shoe soles, tire compounds etc. In 2000 it was imploded as the start of a beautification project to include a new, modern park, small shops and a now brewery in honor of both Ball Band and the old Camm Shellinger brewery just West of the factory. I know what a lot of the workers from Ball Band did on break!
    Vintage work crew photos-uniroyal-memorial.jpg

    If you stand in just the right place at this memorial, it places the sculpture of the factory exactly where it stood before it's demolition. It's actually a pretty cool idea!. Uniroyal expanded the factory to the other side of the main street bridge. (seen on left side of the memorial). Of course, they were also singled out as the largest polluter of the St Joe river! Couldn't eat fish out of there for 20 years! now you can pull 30 lb steelhead out of there thanks to installation of fish ladders and a newer hatchery up river.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    We are writing a song!
    It goes like this; aminobiphenyl, hexachlorobenzene, dimethyl sulfate, chloromethyl methylether, tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin, carbon disulfide, dibromochloropane, cholorinated benzenes, nitropropane, pentrochlorophenol, benzotricholoride, strontium chromate, dibromo, chloropropane, aminobiphenyl, hexachlorobenzene.....

    They had it finished by 1989.
    Really!
    I think they helped Tom out with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosiersmoker View Post
    I think they helped Tom out with it!
    Terrific, 'course I like off kilter stuff anyway. Howled at the drawn out 'heard of at Havaardd - not been discovaard" gag.
    The one I barely hinted at, far more dire. All while big pharma and noxious polluters skip along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosiersmoker View Post
    We used to have a Ball Band factory here (in Mishawaka, IN). My mom used to go down to their Wholesale" shop and get all 4 of us boys Red Ball Jets, high top tennis shoes. They sold the "defective" shoes there for next to nothing.
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    Later it became Uniroyal and they made all kinds of very stinky rubber products like car floor mats, shoe soles, tire compounds etc. In 2000 it was imploded as the start of a beautification project to include a new, modern park, small shops and a now brewery in honor of both Ball Band and the old Camm Shellinger brewery just West of the factory. I know what a lot of the workers from Ball Band did on break!
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    If you stand in just the right place at this memorial, it places the sculpture of the factory exactly where it stood before it's demolition. It's actually a pretty cool idea!. Uniroyal expanded the factory to the other side of the main street bridge. (seen on left side of the memorial). Of course, they were also singled out as the largest polluter of the St Joe river! Couldn't eat fish out of there for 20 years! now you can pull 30 lb steelhead out of there thanks to installation of fish ladders and a newer hatchery up river.
    A memorial plaque is appropriate; for a place that housed and fed so many people.

    There remains the front wall of Uniroyal in Los Angeles, a real piece of artwork. While motifs are mixed Assyrian, they portray Byzantine figures primarily, right along 5 (Santa Ana) Freeway, renamed The Citadel. Any drive that I've passed it, maybe 5 years old on, captivated me instant it came into view and turning completely around in my seat as it faded from view. Every time. If I was there right now, I'd still look as much as possible.
    Truly immense, well over 1/4 mile long, it languished 20 years or more, when radial tires became prevalent, impractical to alter production lines suitably.
    To me, best example of inanimate object that flat radiates countless positive emotions, beyond any other.
    Not even Pyramids? Eiffel Tower? Washington Monument? Union Station? Golden Gate Bridge?
    No.
    It's reinforcing, whatever succession of property owners; immense building and related property, all the untold costs, saw fit to await a worthy owner with a plan to preserve that irreplaceable glory of a landmark.

    Of 542,000 results, clearly a few clueless interpretations, but https://www.google.com/search?q=old+...client=gws-wiz

    Update; just read that second groundbreaking, the reuse version, had a distinguished guest and implements.
    Gretchen Schleicher Davis of Pasadena, CA, the eldest daughter of Adolph Schleicher, wielded the same silver shovel and pick that she used at the groundbreaking 61 years ago, nearly to the day, when the original Samson Tire and Rubber Company plant broke ground, 1929.

    Elsewhere, right now morons are destroying significant artifacts. . .
    Last edited by Toolmaker51; Mar 28, 2021 at 04:44 PM. Reason: that extra bit of twist, for enquiring minds
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