Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Factory


I believe this is part of the old Macrobertson confectionery factory in Collingwood. There is more than one building. It must have been a huge complex. Some have been turned into housing. I was looking down Macrobertson Lane and I wondered what these port holes would have been used for?

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  1. The Robertson story is fascinating, but does not mention the portholes.
    Now you've made me want chocolate.

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  2. To throw the wonky Cherry Ripes out surreptitiously to their mates standing in the alley with outstretched hands?

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  3. To squeeze out Polly Waffles?

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  4. They could be whats left of a high voltage electrical connection to the building. They probably had a larger insulator in each porthole, with the high voltage electrical conductor passing through the centre.

    You will see similar on the old tramways power station buildings.

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  5. Pretty high achiever was Macrob, hey Ann.

    I laughed Kath. I am rather fond of Cherry Ripes, but they aren't like they used to be.

    Damn big Polly Waffle Victor, but I like your thought train.

    Pip, I have seen them and I can visualise it. I think you are right.

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  6. That is the side of the amazing Star Lyric Cinema on Johnston Street, Fitzroy. Now threatened with destruction - please share:

    http://indolentdandy.net/fitzroyalty/2013/09/05/one-fitzroys-old-cinemas-threatened-demolition/

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  7. Thanks. I am well aware of threat to the Star Lyric, but I did not realise that it was this building.

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