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Chemstrand Plant in Pensacola Florida 1950’s …

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Chemstrand Plant_RTP_20 Mar 13 SFW

Above is a view of the plant at night back in the 1950’s.  Chemstrand was at one time the largest manufacturer of synthetic fiber ( Rayon was one ) that was used in carpets, rugs and anything else that needed synthetic fiber.  All of the fiber was loaded onto spindles and shipped to their respected buyers, Mohawk Carpets would have been an example.  At one time back in the 1950’s through the 1970’s, I would guess that Chemstrand was in the top five of employees in Escambia County Florida.  Even though they had photography department, we were hired for miscellaneous jobs at the plant.  Below is the same photo run through the Lucis Art Filter.

Chemstrand Plant_RTP_20 Mar 13 _ Lucis  SFW

Some of the detail in the highlight areas are retained better than in the photo at the top.  I do not know anything about this photo … the area of the plant this photo shows, etc.  I enjoy looking at these types of commercial images and I have found a handful of these types of images in my last find

Written by Frank Hardy

March 20, 2013 at 6:45 pm

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