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- WORCESTER MA Earle & Co Card Clothing Factory !! 1876 Antique Print Engraving
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!!! NOTE !!! if the image(s) in the description shows a broken image icon(s), right click on the icon(s) and open in new tab to see the larger image(s). Steel Engraving from 1876! --- another quality print from Martin2001 --- Worcester - Massachusetts T.K. Earle Card Clothing Factory Artist: n/a; Engraver: n/a 100 years old art print ... in excellent condition ... reverse side is blank ! Size: Overall size of the print including blank margins: 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 (1 inch = 2,54cm) Condition: Excellent condition. Printed on heavier wove paper. Few brownish spot at tope edge of print. Small brownish spot in right blank margin. From the original description: The city of Worcester, whose Indian name was Quinsigamund, is a very important railroad as well as manufacturing center. Six or seven lines of railroads meet there. It is also the dwelling place of the eminent American Antiquarian Society. The house was really founded in 1786, when Pliny Earle began the manufacture of hand-cards, and used only a dozen calf-skins the first year. Afterward cow-hides were used, and in 1843, (when the establishment was transferred from Leicester to Worcester), the consumption was about 2,000 hides a year; now about 30,000 are consumed annually in the establishment. These hides are tanned expressly for the factory of T. K. Earle and Company, and are finished on their premises; and so careful are they to employ the best stock, that from a side of leather weighing thirteen pounds, only about four pounds are selected. The buildings of this establishment are of brick, the, main one 185 feet by 45 feet in size, with a tower for stairs. In the basement they re-tan and curry their leather, and finish it on other floors. The works are propelled by steam-power. At the beginning (1786), the capacity of the establishment was for a product of 1,000 a year. The capital was 500, and the actual product was 200. In 1843, the capacity was 10,000; the capital 8,000 and the product 10,000. Their capacity is now 180,000 and the capital 150,000 (Card clothing is a term applied to the species of comb used in the manufacture of cotton and woolen cloth, for the purpose of carding out and arranging the fibers, preparatory to spinning.) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Martin2001 Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy ! Any print purchased from us may be returned for any reason for a full refund including all postage. Shipping: Worldwide. We gladly combine multiple purchases into one package. Terminology: to learn more about antique prints and their terminology. "Inch to cm" conversion table: to see our handy "inch to cm" conversion table. Our other listings : to see our other listings . Notes: --- findamhist Powered by Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.
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