Bobbin Spools, Brimfield Antique Show

On November 4, 2017, in Massachusetts, by admin
Bobbin Spools, Brimfield Antique Show

Bobbin Spools, Brimfield Antique Show (click to enlarge)

If you are planning a trip to western Massachusetts, be sure to check the calendar for the Brimfield Antique Show.  Besides being an antique paradise, this town is a photographers delight.  My wife and I spent two hours there before the rain drove us off.  During that time we only covered a few blocks of the antique show.  There is so much to see, and so many photographic opportunities, that I feel a need to go back and spend at least a full day plus some there.

Here are some bobbin spools that were sitting in a box.  Being old and essentially monochrome, these bobbins just screamed to be converted to black and white.  The conversion was done quickly in Silver Efex Pro, part of the Google Nik Collection.

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Bobbins on Spool

Bobbins on Spool (click to enlarge)


Here is another image from Lowell National Historic Park.  This is the part of the machine where all of those bobbins in the previous post go to make linen.  The shear number of bobbins required within this small area of the mill is impressive.  I now understand why there are so many bobbins in antique stores wherever you go.  This room alone had a lifetime bobbin supply for even the biggest antique store.

I did not have my tripod when I went into the milling room so I had to hand hold my camera for all of the images.  In some cases I was able to brace myself against a pillar or railing.  In other cases, like the image above, I was unable to brace against anything and the images came out a little bit soft.  Don’t make my mistake, take your tripod into the linen mill.  There is plenty of room in the area that you can move your tripod out of the way of other visitors if need be.

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