Some photos before the doors close: a photo walk through the Kodak Factory in Harrow, England


posted Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 3:00 PM EST


The Kodak factory in Harrow, England used to be the largest manufacturing facility in Britain, but diminishing demand for photographic paper over the years has led the company to cease production at the factory, in operation since 1891. Before the factory shuts its doors in October, James Casha, photographer and former Kodak employee, managed to take a photographic tour of the facility.

Making Tracks - One Last Visit to the Kodak Factory in Harrow

Reading the article, it's hard to imagine the scale at which the factory operated to produce a huge output of paper: for example, "parent" rolls four kilometers long passed through an eight-story building at a rapid pace. Mr. Casha's article brings the production process to life, and the accompanying photographs give you a real sense of what it would have been like to produce the massive quantity of paper.

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