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Folder contains various copies of Town of Sudbury documents relative to Knight & Maynard [Manufacturing Company] at Assabet Village.

Letterhead from the Assabet Manufacturing Co. with order to Sawyer Mills on obverse.

A photo book with images that span the earliest use of the buildings as a woolen mill through the current tenants of a variety of enterprises.

Union Contract with the workers of the 13 American Woolen Company Mills including the Assabet Mills of Maynard.

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

A drawing of the woolen mills for insurance purposes.

A copy of a large framed lithograph.

Likely taken at the Assabet Mills

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

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,…

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…

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…

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.…

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.…