The paper mill and Excelsior Mills appear to have been the only enterprises powered by the raceway. It was filled in during the second quarter of the 20th century when unused, it became a public nuisance. THE GRIST …

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At the turn of the century, more than 90 percent of mill workers lived in company towns, where textile owners controlled everything from homes to churches and schools. Many had their own police forces. Though the textile owners initially built the mill villages to attract workers to the plants, many workers suffered from poor living conditions.

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Leonard Rosenband, Papermaking in Eighteenth-Century France: Management, Labor, and Revolution at the Montgolfier Mill, 1761–1805 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000), 210. Hunter, Papermaking, 181. Ibid., …

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List of Louisiana Sawmills and Logging Railroads in 1912 (American Lumberman Equipment Register): Source: American Lumberman. Louisiana section, Register of Sawmill and Planing Mill Auxiliary Equipment. Chicago: American Lumberman, 1912.

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The Stourvale Mill collection offers an unparalled selection of historic Wilton and Brussels designs of the late 18th, 19th and early 20th century. Look at enlargement of W.P. Tenny & Co. Picture For a more detailed description of the history of carpet weaving, see Floor Coverings for Historic Buildings by Helene von Rosenstiel and Gail Caskey ...

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The Pillsbury A Mill was the last riverfront mill to shut down in 2003. While the mills have left, the impact that the milling industry had on Minneapolis is still felt today. The industries that grew up around the mills — marketing and …

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As I wrote in a previous blog, a package arrived at the Mill Museum recently, containing a historical treasure: a copy of A Century of Pioneering in the Paper Industry. Published in 1928, it is a short, illustrated history of the Smith …

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Main Article Primary Sources (1) Dr. Ward from Manchester was interviewed about the health of textile workers on 25th March, 1819. When I was a surgeon in the infirmary, accidents were very often admitted to the infirmary, through the children's hands and arms having being caught in the machinery; in many instances the muscles, and the skin is stripped down to the …

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Logging sleighs in the 19th and early 20th century were horse-drawn and, later, truck-driven, wagons that transported timber from the forest to the river or railroad tracks. A water sleigh was a wagon equipped with a 3,000-gallon water tank. Water was released onto the ice during winter to make the trail smooth and slick for easy movement of ...

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One of Lowell's early leading labor reformers was a mill named Sarah Bagley. Born on a New Hampshire farm in 1806, Bagley arrived in Lowell in 1836 and worked in a number of mills. She became a powerful speaker on behalf of male and workers, promoted the 10-hour workday, and edited the labor newspaper The Voice of Industry.

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Using logs to make shelter is probably one of the earliest tasks that the people of the African plains ever did. Leap forward to the last two hundred years, based on the number of patents filed worldwide from the late 1800's into the first half of …

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Fulling mills were gradually replaced by the rotary milling machine, which had been developed in Wiltshire in 1834. By the 1850s, John Ferrabee was manufacturing milling machines at Thrupp, but fulling by stocks continued in use into the early 20th century, sometimes being used in conjunction with with milling machines.

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Mother Jones and the March of the Mill Children. Library of Congress. Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (c. 1837–1930), an Irish-born labor organizer, arrived in the Kensington section of Philadelphia in June 1903 to rally support for the …

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operated a machine used to twist together strands of fibre (cotton, wool etc) DRAWBOY. weavers assistant in the shawl making mills. DYER. employed in the textile mills to colour fabric prior to weaving. FETTLER. cleaned the machinery in woollen mills, sharpened the fustian cutters knives or needle maker who filed the needle to a point. FILLER

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The history of logging equipment dates to the pick and ax, but mechanized logging equipment did not emerge until the late 19th century with the invention of the steam donkey winch, band saws and, later, trucks powered by gasoline-powered engines. Operating early equipment was dirty, dangerous work. Modern equipment ...

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Across Lancashire, textile mills form a characteristic and iconic form of historic building that largely emerged during the eighteenth century, and act as a visual testament to the county's industrial past. At a broader level, these mills were an integral element of England's economic development between the late eighteenth and early twentieth

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the Willcox Ivy mill near Philadelphia in 1730 carries an inventory of tools and implements, and included among these were "mortise and hammers." This confirms the pre-industrial state of the mill, which by the way, was typical of …

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A series of inventions in the eighteenth century increased the efficacy of each step of the production process (carding, twisting and spinning, and rolling). They enhanced the output per worker, enabling each worker to produce more, and they made possible the production of stronger threads and yarn. Then Richard Arkwright created the cotton mill.

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Washing machines were not unheard of in late 18th century America, though the USA was yet to become a front-runner in laundry technology. Beetham's washing mill was advertised in "" Woods' Newark Gazette " (Newark, NJ's first …

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