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Published by The Philadelphia commercial museum in [Philadelphia] .
Written in English


  • Textile industry -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.

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Edition Notes

ContributionsMacfarlane, John James, 1846- [from old catalog], Hicks, George W. B. [from old catalog]
LC ClassificationsHD9858.P5 P5
The Physical Object
Pagination50 p.
Number of Pages50
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23404517M
LC Control Number11019388

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No city had a wider range of textile products, for example, as Kensington, Germantown, Frankford and Manayunk churned forth laces, socks, carpets, blankets, rope and cordage, men's suitings and women's dress goods, silk stockings, upholstery, tapestries, braids, bindings, ribbons, coverlets, knit fabric and sweaters, surgical fabrics, military cloths and trimmings, draperies. The textile industry in Philadelphia consisted of a large number of mostly small establishments that produced a wide variety of fabrics. Carpet weaving started in Philadelphia in , and by the city had a virtual monopoly. The Textile Industries of the United States: Including Sketches and Notices of Cotton, Woolen, Silk, and Linen Manufacturers in the Colonial Period, Volume 1 William R. Bagnall Riverside Press, - Industrialists - pages. Wayne Mills Co. Inc, a subsidiary of Wayne Industries, is a family owned and operated textile mill in our fifth generation. We have been weaving twill tape, binding, and light webbing at our Philadelphia factory since We manufacture a wide variety of woven narrow fabrics.

At least nine dams were situated on the streams, and because of these dams and nearby markets, Frankford developed many types of mills. While the textile industry was prominent, many other industries flourished, including umbrella and parasol sticks, chemicals, gunpowder, military supplies, and milled lumber. Read the digitized book:Textile Industries of Philadelphia: With a Directory of the Textile and Yarn Manufacturers - John James Macfarlane, George W. B. Hicks, Commercial Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.). Textile engineering today is shattering decades-old stereotypes of a labor-intensive, factory-based industry in which men and women toiled over looms and spinning jacks. The clang of the early production machinery has been replaced by a computer-driven enterprise that is making significant contributions to fields ranging from athletic performance equipment to human health . ASTM and Committee D13 on Textiles. ASTM is a world leader in the development of voluntary consensus standards. The volume Annual Book of ASTM Standards, available in print and online, contain o standards written by ASTM technical committees. The standards referenced in this course were developed by Committee D13 on Textiles.