This is one of many GE water pumps rusting away in the abandoned Carter County Water Works in Elizabethton TN. This facility shows up on the 1935 topo map of Elizabethton, so that’s a firm date. The Bemberg plant was beginning to produce artificial silk in 1926. Artificial fiber plants need lots of water, so I think this water works was built originally to provide service to Bemberg and, a year later, to the North American Rayon Corporation.
I was told that this place was abandoned in 1972.