John (storm777) wrote in abandonedplaces,
John
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Herkimer NY

This is the former Quackenbush Mfg. Corporation, which closed last year after 100+ years of operation. Although they manufactured a variety of products (i.e. air rifles) over the years, they were best known for making nutcrackers, which Mr. Quackenbush invented (He also invented the extension ladder). The buildings are now undergoing extensive remediation--from asbestos to toxic chemicals--by the EPA.

As a matter of trivia, Mr. Q's son built a huge stone house in Utica. This home was ultimately purchased by a friend of mine in the '90s & I rented an apartment there :-)


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