Orderly Chaos (2014)

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Ball & Socket Manufacturing — Cheshire, Connecticut

“Creerò ordine, farò fregare e pulire…”   Guido’s fantasy from Fellini’s 8 1/2

The Ball & Socket Manufacturing building is currently undergoing a targeted re-purposing restoration, and you may read more about it here: Ball & Socket Arts

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Up the Junction (2014)

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Ball & Socket Manufacturing — Cheshire, Connecticut

“And so it’s my assumption, I’m really up the junction…” – Difford and Tillbrook (Squeeze)

View from the shop floor looking into the employee cafeteria (see yesterday’s post)

The Ball & Socket Manufacturing building is currently undergoing a targeted re-purposing restoration, and you may read more about it here: Ball & Socket Arts

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The Porcelain Prevails (2014)

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Ball & Socket Manufacturing — Cheshire, Connecticut

For anyone who has done Urbex work – porcelain is usually the first thing to get broken by vandals – it is refreshing to see that most all of the sinks and toilets at this location are intact. From an exit map on the wall, this appears to have been the employee cafeteria.

The Ball & Socket Manufacturing building is currently undergoing a targeted re-purposing restoration, and you may read more about it here: Ball & Socket Arts

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The Devil is in the Details (2014)

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Ball & Socket Manufacturing — Cheshire, Connecticut

The door hardware from the company president’s office – no generic industrial latches for the guy in charge.

The Ball & Socket Manufacturing building is currently undergoing a targeted re-purposing restoration, and you may read more about it here: Ball & Socket Arts

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It’s Curtains for You (2014)

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Ball & Socket Manufacturing — Cheshire, Connecticut

Amid all the decay, these curtains in the president’s office were still surprisingly intact,  albeit covered in spider webs.

The Ball & Socket Manufacturing building is currently undergoing a targeted re-purposing restoration, and you may read more about it here: Ball & Socket Arts

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Where Am I? (2014)

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Ball & Socket Manufacturing — Cheshire, Connecticut

Actually, we are in the company president’s office – a stark contrast to most of the building where the workers toiled. I’ll leave it to you to decide if this is a metaphor for the current state of things in the world.

The Ball & Socket Manufacturing building is currently undergoing a targeted re-purposing restoration, and you may read more about it here: Ball & Socket Arts

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Not an Exit (2014)

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Ball & Socket Manufacturing — Cheshire, Connecticut

Even with all the large windows, there were a lot of places inside the building where it was extremely dark – but it was too beautiful not to get the shot – even though I knew I’d have a long exposure noise issue with my camera.

The Ball & Socket Manufacturing building is currently undergoing a targeted re-purposing restoration, and you may read more about it here: Ball & Socket Arts

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