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  • Collection: Assabet Mills

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The clock is being repainted similar to the original 1892 color.

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A square piece of purple wool cloth similar to those made at the American Woolen Co.

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A green woolen blanket similar to those made at the American Woolen Co., Maynard.

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A collection of fourteen wool hooks used in the American Woolen Company Mills, in the process of manufacturing woolen cloth. These were used in the Drawing-In Room. They range in length from 6 to 10 inches.

Fourteen square/rectangle wool sample cloths of varying colors. Sizes range from 3.5 x 5 in. to 4.5 x 7.5 in. Colors include reds, greens, brown, and black. These wool cloth samples were manufactured at the Assabet Mills.

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Cloth label that was sown on the finished product.

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Book on the principles of woolen manufacturing, which includes 111 diagrams. Chapter titles include: The History of the Woollen Trade; Wool, and Wool Washing; Carbonizing; Shoddy; Oils and Soaps; Opening Processes; Mixing; Carding; Card Feeds and…

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A metal plate removed from the Assabet Mill machinery. The plate reads: "Alternating Current Generator". It was first patented in February 1888.

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A metal plate removed from the Assabet Mill machinery. The plate reads: "Continuous Current Generator". The General Electric Company is located in Schenectady, NY.

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A metal plate removed from the Assabet Mill machinery. The metal plate has a General Electric Co. signature along with Patent Dates Feb. 1888, October 1890, November 1893, Feb. 1895, and May 1896.

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The book records orders for different quantities, color, style, quality and kind of finished woolen cloth over a ten month period.

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The book records orders for different quantities, color, style, quality and kind of finished woolen cloth over an eleven month period.

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The book records orders for different quantity, color, style, quality and kind of finished woolen cloth over a two year period.

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The book has the date of order, date of carding and spinning , quantity and other information of the finished woolen cloth.

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A heddle used in the Assabet Mills. Heddles are loops of wire or cord attached to the loom’s harness that are used to separate and control the warp yarns during the weaving process. Each heddle controls one warp yarn, with a loom having as many as a…

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A brown shuttle and bobbin of red yarn, used in the Assabet Mills.

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A light brown shuttle used in the Assabet Mills.

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A light brown shuttle used in the Assabet Mills.

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A set of three bobbins with dark brown yarn made at the Assabet Mills, Maynard, Mass.

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Two brown wooden bobbins used at the American Woolen Company Mill.