Push On (2014)

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Ball & Socket Manufacturing — Cheshire, Connecticut

Despite being abandoned for more than 20 years, there is still a coating of oil on this machine switch.

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 Products (2014)

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Ball & Socket Manufacturing — Cheshire, Connecticut

There still remains some of the button and brass products produced here more than 20 years after the plants closing.

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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Morning Light (2014)

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Ball & Socket Manufacturing — Cheshire, Connecticut

The early morning light of a Fall day streams in and gives some idea of how great a space this will be when it has been restored – although I think it’s pretty wonderful right now.

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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Between Two Worlds (2014)

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Ball & Socket Manufacturing — Cheshire, Connecticut

You can see the newer portion of the building on the left, with the cinder block construction and the older brick construction on the right in this hallway.

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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Suck It Up (2014)

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Ball & Socket Manufacturing — Cheshire, Connecticut

Although the machinery that was once here is long-gone, there are plenty of bolts sticking out from the poured concrete floor to trip the unwary explorer.

Recently a group of three Cheshire residents has purchased the property with the idea of turning the 68,000 square foot location into a retail and cultural arts center. You may find out more about their vision here: Ball & Socket Arts

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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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