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Textile factories

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

"A Century of Fine Cloth, 1831-1931"

 Collection
Accession: 1102
Abstract:

Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company began operation in 1831 as a cotton cloth manufacturer in Rockford, Delaware. After the Civil War, the company concentrated on finishing cotton cloth. "A Century of Fine Cloth, 1831-1931" is a typescript history of the first 100 years of the company, with emphasis on the personal life of the company's founder, Joseph Bancroft (1803-1874), and his immediate successors.

Dates: 1931

Antietam Woolen Manufacturing Company records

 Collection
Accession: 1422
Abstract:

The Antietam Woolen Manufacturing Company was a small textile mill in Funkstown, Maryland and operated a domestic store in Hagerstown. The collection represents an incomplete record of a small textile mill company in the early nineteenth century. The records include bills, orders, accounts, inventories and cost estimates. Of particular interest are a series of reports on visits to similar mills operated by Du Pont, Bauduy & Company near Wilmington, Delaware, and by Fisher & Gougher in Germantown, Pennsylvania, with notes on workers, machinery and administrative methods.

Dates: 1814-1843; Majority of material found within 1814-1816

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies maps and plans

 Collection
Accession: 2087
Abstract:

The Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies comprised twenty-eight mutual insurance firms that specialized in industrial fire insurance. The collection consists of seventy original hand-colored plans and maps primarily depicting textile mills, paper products factories and foundries in New England and New York.

Dates: 1893-1942

Bancroft family account books

 Collection
Accession: 1736
Abstract:

The Bancroft family owned and operated the Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company, a cotton cloth manufacturer in Rockford, Delaware, beginning in 1831. The volumes help document the activities of two generations of the Bancroft family in England and America and the operations and employees of two early Delaware Valley textile mills.

Dates: 1815-1849

Donald R. Hull photograph collection

 Collection
Accession: 1996-307
Abstract:

Donald Robert Hull (1911-1995) was a longtime employee at the DuPont Company mainly working with nylon and textile fibers. The collection consists of four scrapbook albums of material from Donald Hull's career with the Du Pont Company.

Dates: 1934-1978

DuPont Company product information collection

 Collection
Accession: 1972-341
Abstract:

In 1952, the DuPont Company created the Product Information section within the Public Relations department. Its function was to produce news releases with photographs about DuPont and its products for indirect publicity and advertising purposes. This collection contains photographs of DuPont Company corporate events and proceedings, product trade shows and fairs, development and manufacturing processes, and the employees and facilities where the products were created. Most of the photographs were taken from the 1930s through the 1950s.

Dates: circa 1895-1968; Majority of material found within 1930-1960

DuPont Company Textile Fabrics Department videotapes, photographs, slides and promotions

 Collection
Accession: 2011-320
Abstract:

The Textile Fibers Department of the DuPont Company, established in 1936 as the Rayon Department, specialized in researching and developing synthetic fibers for fabrics such as Rayon, Nylon, Teflon, Corian, and Kevlar. This collection primarily contains video tapes (VHS and U-Matic). Most of the content on the VHS videotapes are different than that on the U-Matic videotapes, there are a few duplicate videos that are in both formats. The videotapes content are employee training videos related to management, customer service and safety, as well as, informational videos about product and services, company history and events. Additionally the collection contains photographs, slides, advertising and promotional materials.

Dates: 1918-2004; Majority of material found within 1982-1997

DuPont Corfam® photographs

 Collection
Accession: 2011-206
Abstract:

Corfam® was a synthetic substitute for leather. Collection consists of photographs related to the development and manufacture of DuPont's Corfam® synthetic leather at the Newburgh, New York Corfam® pilot plant and research facility.

Dates: 1964

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. Neoprene B plant panoramic photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1969-158
Abstract:

The Neoprene B plant was located at DuPont's Deepwater Point, New Jersey site, which was later named the Chambers Works. This collection consists of three panoramic photographs showing the construction of the Neoprene B plant.

Dates: 1938

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. Spruance plant panoramic photograph

 Collection
Accession: 1969-157
Abstract:

In 1927 the DuPont Company constructed a plant to manufacture viscose rayon. This panoramic photograph depicts an overview of the DuPont Company's Spruance Plant in Richmond, Virginia.

Dates: 1935 March 12

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company insurance policies

 Collection
Accession: 1781
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company was organized in Paris in 1801 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours and his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont. The collection contains insurance policies with the Union Insurance Company of Philadelphia, Delaware Fire Insurance Company, Wilmington Fire Insurance Company, and the Columbia Insurance Company of Philadelphia. The policies generally cover shipments of saltpeter, gunpowder, goods and merchandise, and the cotton factory Henry Clay Mill.

Dates: 1840-1845

Granite Manufacturing Company of Maryland minute book

 Collection
Accession: 1499
Abstract:

The Granite Manufacturing Company of Maryland was a cotton factory on the Patapsco River. This collection contains a minute book of the company that covers 1844 to 1861.

Dates: 1844-1861

Harvey Bounds reports on Joseph Bancroft & Sons and Eddystone Manufacturing Company

 Collection
Accession: 0494
Abstract:

Harvey Bounds (1893-1982) was the unofficial historian for Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company. The Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company manufactured, bleached, dyed, and finished a variety of cotton-made goods along the Brandywine River in Wilmington, Delaware. This collection is comprised of four reports Bounds collected regarding the history of the company.

Dates: 1931-1961

Joseph Bancroft and Sons Company photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1969-025
Abstract:

Joseph Bancroft (1803-1874), an Englishman trained in textile weaving in Lancashire, established his own cotton mill on the Brandywine near Wilmington in 1831. The operation became the Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company in 1889. The photographs consist of images related to the Joseph Bancroft & Sons textile mills in the Rockford and, later, Kentmere areas on the banks of the Brandywine River. These images include plant exteriors and interiors, officials and employees, aerials, workers' housing, machinery, floods, and dams and races on Brandywine Creek.

Dates: 1888-1952

Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. textile mill panoramic photograph

 Collection
Accession: 2004-240-1
Abstract:

Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company manufactured, bleached, dyed, and finished a variety cotton-made goods. A panoramic view of Bancroft Mills in Wilmington, Delaware.

Dates: circa 1930

Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company engineering sketches

 Collection
Accession: 2323
Abstract:

A small sample of engineering sketch sheets from a large Wilmington, Delaware, cotton textile and textile finishing firm.

Dates: 1912-1966

Whitaker family photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1982-253
Abstract:

The Whitaker family of Philadelphia founded and operated William Whitaker & Sons, Inc., one of the oldest Philadelphia textile mills. The collection consists of photographs related to the family of William Whitaker. A number of the photographs feature buildings and bridges in and around Cedar Grove, Pennsylvania, now a part of Philadelphia. William Whitaker's mansion is featured in several of these images, with family gathered on the porch.

Dates: 1860-1913

William H. Horstmann & Sons, manufactory and sales rooms, engraving

 Collection
Accession: 1975-325-2
Abstract:

William H. Horstmann & Sons was a manufacturer and retailer of silk products for civilian and military clothing between 1815 and 1940. This item is a steel engraving by Samuel Sartain of the William H. Horstmann & Sons manufactory and sales room building in Philadelphia.

Dates: circa 1863