From my second visit to the Silk Mill. The basement level. Further away from these windows on the end wall it was incredibly dark needing exposures a few minutes long. There are many types of spinning machines in the old mill- would be interesting to know how they worked. The metal cones shown here must have been used on the machinery next to this area. In adjacent storage rooms are bins of cardboard cones that I surmise were the cores to spools of thread and may have fit over these metal cones during the manufacturing process.