Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Ray & Rudy

Nest Slide-Talk
Finding Brass Valley
A Place in Time that Has Almost Vanished
Stories of the the Brass Industry in CT and the Last Operating Brass Mill

Thursday, October 24 at 6:30 PM
The Bigelow Center
100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield, CT 

PHOTOGRAPHER’S JOURNAL: The factory closed and stands empty, and machines that were not scrapped for their value in metal, like Expansion Bench #23, may be making tube in Mexico today. Here Ray and Rudy worked the rough tube to make it hard and to move it toward its specification gauge and diameter. Many steps remained before this tube would be ready for use in a submarine. Ray and Rudy worked as a coordinated team as others had done on machine #23 for more than a century.

This journal has been silent for some time due to computer issues and work on other projects. That work continues, but solving the computer problems has led to old images once bypassed that now seem to me worth processing and sharing.