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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). Worcester - Massachusetts T.K. Earle Card Clothing Factory Another Quality Print from Martin2001 Type of print: Steel engraving - Original vintage antique print Year of printing: 1876 Artist - Engraver - Publisher: n/a - n/a - Porter Coates, Philadelphia Condition: Excellent - Very good - Good - Fair. Light overall age toning of paper. Image area clean, few brownish spots in blank margins. Please examine the photo for extent. Overall dimensions of print: incl. blank margins: 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. 1 inch = 2,54 cm. Type of paper: Thick - Heavier, wove - Medium heavy - Slightly heavier - Thin. Reverse side: Blank - With text or pictures. Notes: 1. Green color around the print in the photo is a contrasting background on which the print was photographed, it is not part of the print. 2. See shipping, returns, terminology, etc. at the bottom of page. Description of the subject depicted in the print (from the original source): 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: to see our handy "inch to cm" conversion table. Our other listings: to see our other antique prints. Notes: --- findamcen findamhist Powered by Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.
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