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The development of Wool and Textile Industry in America since Columbus
Editions Le Mono
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The development of Wool and Textile Industry in America since Columbus

Editions Le Mono


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This book presents the development of Wool and Textile industry in America.
"Until the year 1840 the wool manufacture of the United States was exclusively
confined to the woolen form. In that year the first delaines made in this
country were manufactured at a mill in Ballardvale, Mass. All the wool was
combed by hand, and the printing of the goods was at first also by hand. The
success of this experiment started others in the field, and by 1855 several of
the largest establishments in the country were engaged in the manufacture of
ladies' worsted dress goods. ... The innovation was quickly adopted in France,
in Germany, and in the United States, and these worsted suitings are so
popular and so serviceable that the manufacture of wool goods may almost be
said to have been revolutionized in the interval. There are today as many
persons and looms employed in the worsted manufacture in England as in the
woolen manufacture, and the substitution of worsted for woolen machinery has
been going on at a rapid rate..."
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