The Silk Mill was a factory filled with row after row of machinery. That translated to ongoing repair and maintenance work to keep the factory humming. There are at least two of these mechanic's repair carts left sitting idle since the factory closed in 1957. The tools are still at the ready, waiting for the mechanic who never returned. The grease and grime long hardened, the macinery rusted. I'm told it took 300 employees to operate the mill in it's peak. I wonder how many repair workers there were? A good portion of the lower floor was dedicated to a complete machine shop and spare part storage facility.