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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…

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

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

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The ledger list the name and weekly wages of the woolen mill employees. The pay ranged from $.07 to $.40 per hour for a 60 hour week.
The highest paid employee was W. H. Maynard, the son of Amory Maynard, who earned $95.85/week as the…

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The woolen material that was used to make this coat was woven at the Assabet Mills, American Woolen Company, Maynard.

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

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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 book describing the mills owned by the American Woolen Company in the 1920's. The Maynard description is shown as well as some introductory pages.

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A copy of a large framed lithograph.

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Possibly a piece of early carpet manufactured in Assabet Mills in 1847. The cloth was preserved and handed down through the Maynard family. It was last owned by William Gutteridge, author of "A Brief History of Maynard, Mass. - 1921". William…

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A collection of pictures, interior and exterior, of the old paymaster building when the mill was operated by the American Woolen Company.

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Some identified people:
On left: Elizabeth Primiano, Celeste Primiano, Louise Colombo, Theresa Colombo, Domenica Colombo, __ DeGrapppo, Mary Lattuca, Maria Terrasi , Kay Costanza

On right: Rose Valeno, Caroline Valeno, Nelly Valeno, __Crowther

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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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This curfew bell, cast in England in 1856, signaled to the mill employees that by 9 p.m. each night they were to be home and in bed. Amory Maynard warned that any of his employees found on the streets after the bell tolled would lose their jobs. In…

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During the flood of the Assabet River on March 13,1936, the river rose high enough to spill over its banks and to include the Walnut Street machine shop in mill Building No. 11 as part of the river.

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This is one of the large boilers used to heat the mill buildings. The boilers could be fired by either gas or oil with an easy conversion.