Allied Paper - Mill C

We think that this room once contained work areas with machine tools and stuff, which were probably used to manufacture and/or repair parts to be used elsewhere in the mill.


Looking out the workshop window, one sees the main shipping/receiving and warehouse section of Mill C.


Another look at the workshop room. The freight elevator appears in the background.


There is an office in a corner of the workshop room, perhaps that of some kind of supervisor.


This corridor coming off of the workshop room leads to a series of offices on the left and laboratories (for testing, quality assurance, etc.) on the right. Farther ahead down the corridor beyond the firewall is the portion of Mill C which someone or some group of people set on fire during October(?) of 2001. It used to contain many more offices, but is now completely unenterable.


This is one of the fomer laboratories in that front corridor. That is a really nice looking fume hood back there.


Laboratories within laboratories...


One finds this machine, a beta-ray gage, in another one of the laboratories. A beta-ray gage evidently uses beta-particle radiation in order to test and determine the properties of a piece of paper. Somebody has kindly written some "Do Not Touch / Danger / Do Not Open" warnings on the machine. If true and legitimate, these types of warnings could be quite helpful for people wishing to avoid getting hurt. However, some people have a tendency to grossly exaggerate the "dangers" of various things in abandoned buildings in an attempt to make themselves feel important and to make others think that they are knowledgeable and important. In my opinion, this is a disgusting thing to do, as it needlessly scares people away from situations that are not truly dangerous, but may fail to warn people from something that truly is dangerous. As for the safety of the beta-ray gage, well... We don't really know, so we didn't mess with it (not that we would have done otherwise anyway).


The laboratories are quite extensive and at one time must have been quite nice.


Yet another laboratory bench and fume hood.


Well, somebody prior to our visit decided not to heed the warning marked on the side of the beta-ray gage, because here is the machine's back panel, all opened up.


Some of the laboratories (such as this one) contain chart recorders. I wonder what statistic this particular unit was used to record.


At the end of the corridor, one can peer into the burned out section of Mill C beyond the firewall.


We're glad that the firewall saved the rest of the mill, but was it really necessary for whoever set this building on fire to have done so? Why do people have to be so stupidly destructive? The local news reported that the police believed that the building was purposely set afire, so it's not too likely that this was an accident...


On the way back down the corridor, one finds several offices facing the front of the building.


Another office, whose window is still intact.


One of the offices contains this leftover EGA screen sender; a device that sends the content of an EGA computer monitor over a serial line, to be decoded and displayed on the other end (for instance, on a display on the factory floor or in a supervisor's office).


Proceed to the main shipping and receiving and warehouse area.