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Joe Boothroyd's insurance card that outlines the benefits offered by the Woolen Mill.

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A drawing of the woolen mills for insurance purposes.

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A copy of a large framed lithograph.

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Likely taken at the Assabet Mills

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The buildings in red are made of brick, the yellow are made of wood.

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A collection of photographs taken at the time of a renovation in the woolen mill showing the many signed beams by the workers.

Some of the names visible are: Hearon, Carew, Helin, Voellings, Kopp, Wango, Clark, Savella, Melenski, Murray, Smith,…

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A ledger beginning in November 1884 through September 1901 reporting the various accidents that occurred in the woolen mill. These include deaths, amputations, broken bones, bruises, lacerations etc... The author of the ledger is unknown. Many of…

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With the installation of a dynamo in the new power plant, electricity became available and on September 1, 1902, a contract was made between the American Woolen Company and the Town of Maynard for lighting the streets of the town. Thus, the old…

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Carding step 1.
The wool fibers are straightened and smoothed as they go through one cad cylinder after another. The photo 318.a shows a section of a back winder.
Carding step 2.
After carding, the wide, thin web of wool fiber into strips.…

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Fabrics are steamed, brushed, sheared and pressed during this series of operations. The nap is raised by brushes and then cut to a uniform height by the huge shear blade, which operates like a stationary lawn mower as the fabric is fed under it.…

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In 1862,the mills became the Assabet Manufacturing Company. The small wooden buildings were replaced by brick buildings of enlarged capacity. New machinery was installed, and the manufacture of carpets changed to the manufacture of blankets, flannels…

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Original snapshot taken by Ralph Sheridan in 1918 at the time of the construction of the No. 1 Mill. The Mill Pond was completely drained in order to build the foundation. Note wooden flume in background. Also, a pipeline is running from the core…

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Levi Cheney 3rd from Right Back Row

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Employees of the dry finishing department 1905.
Front Row:
Second from left Albert C. Fourth from left P. Carbone