Paper Printing Plant
DECEMBER 4, 2004
plant is housed in a former textile mill, which is the last such mill on this
once-busy creek. Much
of the paper-processing machinery remains inside. Unfolded boxes for Bazooka Bubble Gum were found in an upstairs room,
and a neat stack of bright green and yellow-colored paper advertising the
virtues of spelling and counting sat next to a ruined fork-lift. The din from
the creek and the powerful falls were drowned out by the sound of vehicles traveling
on the very nearby road.
I later received email from my friend Jim, who had this to say:
"The equipment and accompanying description on this page
http://www.hudsonvalleyruins.org/yasinsac/anon/paper1.html would lead me to believe you were in a former printing
plant, rather than paper mill. The roll of paper on the 2nd page appears to feed a web press, which consumes rolls of
paper rather than sheets. Page 1 seems to show a press that still has printing plates on one cylinder.
Odd, though that the place had corrugated Bazooka bubble gum boxes. You don't usually see places that print both
paper and cardboard. The equipment required for the two stocks is very different.
The 2nd photo on this page shows the tension rollers and the roll of paper on a halfweb press. It's shot from the first
of the ink towers, facing back. You were a the web end, facing the tension rollers and ink towers.
Printing Plant, December 4, 2004 - Page 2
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