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Plan of Land and Buildings of the Assabet Mills, Maynard, Massachusetts owned by the American Woolen Company.

Scale: 80 feet to 1 inch

Major highlights and property references include:

Mill Compex (with building numbers)
Mill Pond (Water…

A sepia photo of John R. Underwood and his wife, Pauline Miller, and children, Herbert and Jean. John was an electrician with the Assabet Mills. He and his family did relocate to Providence RI. In 1921, John was working on an elevator on a job in…

A wooden slat with the following imprinted upon it: "American Woolen Co., Inc., Order No. 7263, Assabet Mills, Maynard, Mass".

This model was made by Theodoric Jones who was the first engineer at the Assabet Mills, about 1901-02, when the company began the manufacture of electricity. Mr. Jones was the Grandfather of Mrs. Arthur Price.

'George Corliss invented his…

Three wooden Assabet Mills shipping crate slats. These were remnants of shipping crates used to ship products.

A document from Merton Merrick, American Woolen Mills Cashier, that is the Title to the Comptometer.

The Comptometer was purchased on May 31, 1934 for $350.00 on behalf of the American Woolen Mills. The purchaser was Merton F. Merrick. Mr.…

This is a 40 cycle Type H Watthour Meter used in the Assabet Mills.

In September 1902, the Assabet Mills provided electric lighting for the towns of Maynard and Acton. It was 40 cycle current. When radio and other electrically operated equipment…

A comptometer used in the Assabet Mills. The Comptometer was the first commercially successful key-driven mechanical calculator, patented in the United States by Dorr Felt in 1887. The partnership was incorporated as the Felt & Tarrant…

A magnifying glass used by Miss Maggie Duggan in the Sewing Department at the Assabet Mills.

Newspaper article comparing American capitalism pre-1900 to 2003 using the Maynard Mills as a backdrop.

View across the pond of the mill with two chimneys visible.
Chimney on left taken down in mid-1950's.
The RR Station can be seen on the left in the top photo.

The attached houses where built in 1901 to house mill workers. The location is corner of Main St. and Florida Rd. where Post Office is now located. The wall the woman is sitting on can be seen in front of Amory Maynard House, 145 Main St.

Three ledgers that record the number, source, condition and types of bales of wool received by the mill.

This many paged ledger has but one page of entries, shown. Its not clear what group of employees earnings are recorded. Note on bottom right the page was audited by Geo. R. Lawton.

The book records 5653 orders for different color, style, quality and kind of finished woolen cloth over an eleven month period.

The book contains 580, 3 x 5 in., finished woolen samples that represent the various colors and textures of the cloth produced at the mill. Likely used by salesmen to show the available materials.

Ledgers that list the various blends of wool to produce different quality/appearance of the cloth.

A ledger with the various mixes of materials to produce a particular finished woolen cloth.

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