Ayer Mill Stairs

In architecture, interior, lawrence, mills by Robert Lussier1 Comment

The architecture of these 19th century mills have a lot in common. With the exception of the Stone Mill, they are all made primarily of bricks and wooden beams. They were built primarily for function, not form. The tall windows and vast open floor space were designed to maximize natural lighting and accommodate the huge …

Bolton Emerson Americas: All Hail the King

In industrial, lawrence by Robert LussierLeave a Comment

We return to the big milling machines. I took this shot of a King Milling Machine in action the same day I shot this one. Turns out, it was a lucky day. Of the days I was shooting in the shop, the gigantic milling machines were only in action that day. The other days, the …

Bolton Emerson Americas: Phil

In industrial, lawrence by Robert Lussier2 Comments

Phil is one of the employees at Bolton Emerson Americas. He was very eager to show me around and tell me about the company. He was working this lathe machine (or is it a milling machine?  I should have paid attention) in the small machine section of the shop one morning I was there. I …