Fábrica de Textil Baleares.
April saw myself, Geo, Clough and Derphouse taking a little break across to the Balearic isle of Mallorca to soak up some pre-summer sunshine.
Thirst for turbans and the Power plant at Alcúdia meant that our few days over there was based around getting in there at some point… in fact, the power plant became the gravy to all the other good stuff we found, which was quite unplanned.
This building is the first blog post showing a few little delights that we discovered on the island and consists of an extremely old and virtually unmolested belt driven spinning mill high up in the Serra de Tramuntana. Definitely a bit of a chance find as it stuck out like a sore thumb in what was a fairly respectable and touristy little town and in result our time inside spanned well into the late afternoon meaning we got a parking ticket.
Closed in 1971, this mill contained all its original machinery, records, documents, samples and all manner of delightful vintage gubbins. We were pretty gobsmacked by the contents, which were made all the better by being bathed in delicious Mediterranean sunshine, anyhow enough waffle: Photos.
Little blue glass thread runners.
Offices & Sample room
Thanks for having a look. Joe.