Thursday, September 22, 2022

Gilbert and Bennett Company

Georgetown's Gilbert and Bennett Company began in the early 1800s, making sieves from horsehair.  In time they adapted to metal wire products, transitioning their sieves and sifters to wire.  They eventually put their wire-making skills to use in manufacturing window screens and fences.

But, like many industrial companies. they faced competition and decided in the 1970s to relocate their manufacturing, first to lower cost places like Georgia and eventually China.  But, the company folded around 1990 and their huge brick manufacturing facility in southwestern Connecticut was abandoned.

6 comments:

roentare said...

That is a very nice reflection

RedPat said...

What a fine looking building, Jack. Hopefully it gets converted and used again for something.

Taken For Granted said...

Lovely photos,Jack. This is the sort of old industrial building that is often converted to condos. It has the visual appeal of a waterway.

Barbara R. said...

Poor old building, like so many.

Stefan Jansson said...

Reminds me very much of an old industrial area in Norrköping.

William Kendall said...

It has potential.