The Amoskeag Manufacturing Co. of Manchester, New Hampshire: A History

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Printed [by] Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, 1915 - 288 pages
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Page 37 - topic. Is there a man who hears us, who has not experienced its utility? The whole interior of the Southern States was languishing, and its inhabitants emigrating, for want of some object to engage their attention and employ their industry, when the invention of this machine at once opened views
Page 37 - which set the whole country in active motion. From childhood to age, it has presented to us a lucrative employment. Individuals who were depressed with poverty and sunk in idleness, have suddenly risen to wealth and respectability. Our capitals have increased, and our lands trebled in value. We cannot express the weight of
Page 37 - increased, and our lands trebled in value. We cannot express the weight of the obligation which the country owes to this invention. Our sister states also participate in the benefits of this invention, for besides affording the raw materials for their
Page 26 - divided as to the practicability of the railroad." A member of the Massachusetts legislature was on record as saying: "Railroads, Mr. Speaker, may do well enough in the old countries, but will never be the thing for so young a country as this. When you can make rivers run backward it will be time enough to make
Page 21 - the spinning craze," as it was aptly called, took possession of the town, and the women, young and old, high and low, rich and poor, flocked into the spinning school, which for want of better quarters, was set up on the Common, in the open air. Here the whir of their wheels was heard from morning to night.
Page 135 - the said jurors have hereunto set their hands the day and year first above written.
Page 22 - is stopped; whereas, at the Boston Manufactory of this article, each spinner has a small girl to turn the wheel. The looms are also differently constructed from those of the common kind, and
Page 22 - At this manufactory one small person turns a wheel which employs eight spinners, each acting independently of the others, so as to occasion no interruption to the rest, if one is stopped; whereas, at the Boston Manufactory of this article, each spinner has a small girl to turn the wheel. The looms are also differently constructed from those of the common kind, and upon an improved plan.
Page 37 - Our sister states also participate in the benefits of this invention, for besides affording the raw materials for their
Page 26 - It is not astonishing that so much reluctance exists against plunging into doubtful speculation. The public itself is divided as to the practicability of the railroad.

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