Manufacturing

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    The NH and Durham Vertical Files were collected over ca. 30 years and contain materials accumulated mostly by subject rather than creator. The New Hampshire and Durham vertical files contain historical information and publications covering a very wide…
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    An 1859 advertisment reads: "Mechanics' Steam Mill, located on Gulf Road, Dover, N.H. T.H. Cushging, Proprietor, Keeps constantly on hand all kinds of Long and Short Lumber, as follows:- The Best Bangor and Canada Pine and Cedar Shingles, Rift and Sawed: Pine and Spruce Clapboards; Fence Pickets…
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    The Choate Manufacturing Company of South New Market (now in Exeter) N.H. was incorporated in 1862, and manufactured parts for steam engines. In 1867 the company went bankrupt due to a failure to pay by the American Safety Steam Engine Co., and after reorganization emerged as the Exeter Machine…
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    Jonathan Sanborn (1799-1880) was a cobbler/farmer/leatherworker from Hawke (now Danville), Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. Seven account books spanning the years 1817-1876 span Sanborn’s entire professional life. They document in great detail his local…
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    The Milne Special Collections and Archives is located at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. The repository collects materials related the history and culture of New Hampshire and greater New England. The collection contains financial…
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    Kingsbury Machine Works was established in 1912, following the independent success of Albert Kingsbury’s design for a new type of mechanical thrust bearing. This year also marked the successful implementation of a Kingsbury bearing at McCall’s Ferry (…
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    Albert Kingsbury, a UNH professor of mechanical engineering from 1889 to 1899, was internationally recognized as an expert on lubrication. a UNH professor of mechanical engineering from 1889 to 1899, was internationally recognized as an expert on…
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    Member of the Stark family of Suncook and Pembroke, N.H. Descendant of Revolutionary War Major-General John Stark. Expense accounts from India for a six month period and a sample of raw silk.
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    The Engineering Experiment Station was formed by the Board of Trustees in 1929, as a non-teaching division of the College of Technology. It wasn't until 1932 that the station began operation. It was established to provide professional engineering and…
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    The New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts was formed in 1866 in Hanover, NH. The college moved to Durham, NH in 1893. This series contains inventories taken of the stock and apparatus of the Mechanic Arts Department. The…
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    The Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) was an industrial union of textile workers established through the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1939. It waged a decades-long campaign to organize J.P. Stevens and other Southern textile…
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    The Works Project Administration (WPA) was created under President F. D. Roosevelt’s New Deal Program in 1935. Designed to provide relief for the Nation’s unemployed, the WPA provided jobs on public work projects. The photographers on the Federal Art…
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    In 1925, Henry C. Burrows took over what was formerly The Star Brick Yard in Epping, N.H., originally opened in 1891 to manufacture a high grade sand struck brick. He renamed it Epping Brick Company (also known as Manchester Real Estate and…
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    Dover, New Hampshire’s first mill was built in 1815. The Cocheco Manufacturing Company was incorporated in 1827. It was bought out in 1909 by the Pacific Mills Co., which discontinued all operations in Dover in 1937. This collection…
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    Member of the Stark family of Suncook and Pembroke, N.H. Descendant of Revolutionary War Major-General John Stark. Account book, approximately 190 manuscript pages, most likely associated with the Stark family efforts to engage in the silk industry. Identified as “Led. A,” the book places a…
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    The Sequachee Manufacturing Co. was initially created by several New England businessmen to produce sewing machines. When this plan failed, the company instead leased its facilities to other businesses in need of machinery and space. It closed and was sold in 1899. Minutes of the Board of Directors…
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    Timothy H. Lewis operated a small pail factory in the Westport section of Swanzey, N.H. and had as many as eight employees under his supervision, most of whom were paid for light finishing work. He married Martha in 1867 and they had one son, Earl.…
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    The Starks of Suncook and Pembroke, NH were the descendents of Revolutionary War Major-General John Stark. The family appears to have engaged primarily in agricultural activities. However, sometime after 1810, Major Caleb Stark and his son Henry…
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    The Amherst Steam Mill Company was incorporated in July, 1846. A sawmill began operating in February, 1847, a grist mill on May 1, and a clapboard and a shingle mill shortly thereafter. A fifty horse-power steam engine powered the mills. Notices…