Great photos and commentary from Ethan Zuckerman ’93 on Williamstown’s industrial past.

I shot two sets of mill photos this weekend. The Carol Cable Factory in Williamstown was still making extension cords when I was a student at Williams, with three shifts of workers manning the molding machines. We founded Tripod across the street at 191 Water Street, and I remember walking past Carol Cable late at night, listening to machines clank and wondering what the inside of the building looked like.

Now we know. The economic transitions of the Berkshires over the last 100 years would make for an interesting senior thesis in either economics or history.

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