Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sepia Scenes #22 Yates Mill Machine Works


"Gears for the Grist I"
Raleigh, NC - December 2008 (Click to embiggen)

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"Gears for the Grist II"
Raleigh, NC - December 2008 (Click to embiggen)

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Here's a closeup view of the business end of Yates Mill. These are the gears that turned the mill's machinery turning out flour, meal and even lumber for nearly 200 years.Violence Unsilenced
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20 comments:

Annie said...

When I read Pillars of the Earth, there was a terrific scene detailing the grinding mill and the millers who worked it. Fascinating stuff and their place in society. That was 12th century or thereabouts so much older in technique but this is just as impressive in its construction and the ingenuity it took to create it.

maryt/theteach said...

Annie's right! Great book and great description! Your photos look genuine! :)

Jan said...

Your captures look great in sepia.

Daryl said...

Nice choice .. and I like that you are getting so much use out of the Mill visit .. very ecological of you

;-)

ewok1993 said...

I agree that these photos look genuine.

ilanadavita said...

Interesting how "industrial" photos look so good in sepia!

napaboaniya said...

Only reading it made out to me what are these.
Flour reminds me of the Anime I'm currently watching now Yakitate!!
Yes, it's 520am I'm still watching it...LOL!

kden said...

The 'business ends' are so much more interesting, don't you think? Really great shots that look wonderful in sepia.

Ralph said...

The gears are so impressive, I'd imagine made out of bronze. Gear technology is amazing, as it could go back a millenia or two. I used to buy gears for jet engines, but for the materials the way they are made hasn't changed much at all!

Jeri said...

Very nice, these are perfect pics for sepia.

Pouty Lips said...

These are great.

Carletta said...

Rendered very nicely in sepia!
Great subject matter.

My Sepia post is at Carletta’s Captures.

Shadow said...

200 years???? now that's what i call well built

Dirk said...

Those pictures are well suited for sepia scenes. Over 200 years old and still working?

kaye said...

perfect-the gears automatically lead the mind to old, and rust. The sepia completes the image

Kahshe Cottager said...

A wonderful shot .. it gives full justice to the age of the gears!

mythopolis said...

Oooh...I love industrial photographs! Also the one above was nice...a metronome?

Dianne said...

how wonderful to make machinery into art

PJ said...

Did they use all gears or were there belts involved? I get off on tangents like this. Don't pay any mind, I'll right myself soon enough.
I like the sepia for this, it's just perfect Mojo.

Eaton Bennett said...

Wonderful engineering! How things have changed and I'm not sure for the better.