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Bishop, J. Leander (John Leander), 1820-1868 / A history of American manufactures from 1608 to 1860 : exhibiting the origin and growth of the principal mechanic arts and manufactures, from the earliest colonial period to the adoption of the Constitution : and comprising annals of the industry of the United States in machinery, manufactures and useful arts, with a notice of the important inventions, tariffs, and the results of each decennial census
Volume 3 (1868)

Manufactures of Fall River,   pp. 332-333

Page 332

FALL RIVER, which lies at the head of the eastern arm of the Narra-
ganset bay, where it receives the Taunton river, is one of the principal
seats of the Cotton manufacture in Massachusetts, as will be seen by
the following Table, which gives the date of the commencement of
operations of the several Mills, number of Spindles, and the Capital
invested in Real Estate and Machinery, not including the active capi-
tal of the respective Companies.
Name of Mill or       1820.        1830.         1800.         1866.
Corporation.  6  Spindles. Capital. Spindl-. Capital. Spindles.  Capital. Spindles.  Capital.
Try C. and W. Man. 1813 1,500 $40,000  4,100 $75,000  6,468 $100,000  38,736  $500,000
Fall River Man'y.113 1,200  40,000  3,000  50,000  9,0  140,000  9,24..  140,000
Locaet  lan'g Co....1           2,500  75,00  35,248  600,000  341248  600,000
Annawan Man'y......15             5,40  100,   7,704  12000   8,32  125,000
lassass,it Mill........1830     11,000  125,0   14,44  2000  14448  200,000
Augustus Chace....... 13           472   5,200  1,500  24,000  ,08    6,875
Metacomet Mill. 146                          21,600  300,000  2.3,80  325,000
Watupla Mlan'g Co... 184                      11,160  10,000  11,160  10,000
Fall Iiver Print W'ks 101                                   13,000  200,000
American Linen Co... 1052                                    83000  1,200,000
Union Mill Co..........15                                    44,784  600,000
Grnuite SMills............1                                 35,32  475,000
Durtife  Mills .............10                               40,2   700,000
TecuIsch Mills.                                             20000  350,000
0118206 6                        183080                          200,000
2,700 $80,000  26,472 $530,200 106,436 $1,634,000 304,292 $5,623,378
1 6                5400 100,000
Fall River contains, in the AMERICAN PRINT WORKS, One of the
largest and oldest Calico Printing establishments in the United States.
The  Company was organized in 1834, and the Works started ith a
capacity of printing about twenty-five hundred pieces per week; but
since that date the facilities have been greatly enlarged, and with the
purchase of the Bay State Print Works, in 1862, their capacity is in-
creased to about fifteen thousand pieces per week of forty-five yards
each, or thirty-five million one hundred thlousand yards per annum.
They employ a capital in real estate and machinery of $500,000.
JEFFERSON BORDEN, Esq., one of the originators of the Company, is
still its Treasurer and General Manager.
Tile AMERICAN LINEN COMPANY, at Fall River, commenced opera-
ting their machinery in December, 1853, with ten thousand four hundred
and sixteen spindles, manufacturing Sheetings, Pillow and Table
Linen, Coatings, iluckaback, Crash, Toweling, and other Linen goods.
They employed a capital of $350,000 in this manufacture until 1858,
wxhen their principal mnill was changed to a Cotton-mill of thirty-one thou-
sand two hundred and ninlety-six spindles, manufacturing Print Cloths.
Tiley still operate thirty-five hundred spindles in the Linen manufac-

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