LATE 19th CENTURY TEXTILE MANUFACTURERS
Chalmers & Blood Knitting Mills, Amsterdam, N.Y.
Elsewhere in the Town of Amsterdam section we have articles about work and the economy in what was at one time one of the most important manufacturing cities in the northeastern U.S. Most of these clothing and carpet companies closed down years ago or changed ownership and name. During the peak decades they employed thousands of local and commuting workers from Montgomery and surrounding counties, particularly Fulton. If you had late 19th, early 20th century ancestors in Amsterdam, chances are you had a relative who worked at one of these factories. Interspersed with the directory are ads and old postcards.
DINSMORE MANUFACTURING CO.,
SALEM FOUNDRY & MACHINE SHOP
TEXTILE MANUFACTURERS OF AMSTERDAM
AMSTERDAM KNITTING CO., Voorhees, Waldron & Voorhees; Sweaters, Golf Hose, Gloves; Mittens, ect.; 35 knitting machines; steam; dye; sell direct.
AMSTERDAM SILK MILLS; Louis Lichheim, prop.; Silk Mitts, Mittens, Underwear and Silk and Cashmere Gloves, also Cashmere Mittens' 13 knitting looms; 240 spindles; 135 sewing machines; steam; dye; sell direct; 501 Broadway, N.Y.; L. Lichtenheim, buyer.
AMSTERDAM WOOLEN CO.; (formerly No. 3 mill, of Warner, De Forest & Co.); J.P. Hepworth, mgr.; Men's Wear; 10 sets; steam.
Atlas Knitting Company, Amsterdam, N.Y.
ATLAS KNITTING CO.; $50,000; J.H. Gilles, pres.; Henry Herrick, treas.; F.R. Greene, secy.; W.C. Schaufler, supt.; Staple and all kinds of Fancy Knit Goods; 6 sets; 50 knitting machines; steam; dye; Cooley, Turnbull & Co., N. Y. s. agts.; W.C. Schaufler, buyer.
BECKER, CHAS. W., agt.; Shoddy, Cotton Dyeing, Cotton and Wool Carbonizing, Garnetting, Picking and Carding; 24 cards; 3 garnetts; 2 pickers; steam' and water; dye.
BLOOD KNITTING COMPANY; $18,000; John D. Blood treas.; Men's Ribbed Goods; all weights and grades; 42 knitting machines; steam; sell direct; John R. Blood, buyer.
DEAN, L. L. & CO.; Park Knitting Mills; (Mills at Rockton, I1-2 miles from Amsterdam P.O.); Scarlet, Natural Wool, Camel's Hair and Fancy Wool Underwear; 5 sets; 19 knitting machines; steam and water; dye; sell direct.
ENTERPRISE KNITTING MILL; Levy & Nathan successors to Buchanan & Austin, props.; Men's Fancy Ribbed Underwear; 12 knitting machines; 23 sewing machines; steam; sell direct.
EXCELSIOR KNITTING MILL; 27 McDonnell St. Reported leased to G.W. Hagadorn, 384 Broadway, N.Y.; Ladies' Ribbed Underwear; sell direct.
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GEO. GERRY & SON,
GARDINER & WARRING; Ladies' Children's and Men's Underwear; 65 knitting machines; steam; dye; W.H. Rowe & Son, N.Y. s. agts; both partners, buyers.
GREENE KNITTING CO.; $100,000; James Voorhees, pres.; J.K. Warnick, treas.; Underwear; 14 sets; 133 knitting machines; steam and water; dye; Cooley, Turnbull & Co., N.Y. s. agts.
HARVEY & DOVELL; East End Knitting Mill; Elk Street; E. T. Harvey supt. and buyer; Misses', Boys' and Children's Ribbed underwear; 18 knitting machines; 25 sewing machines; steam and water; dye; Townsend & Yale, N.Y. s. agts.; also sell direct.
HULL, SMITH & CO.; Royal Knitting Mills; Men's Fancy Striped and Mixed goods and Ladies' Jersey Ribbed Wear; 36 knitting machines; steam; dye; Cooley, Turnbull & Co., N. Y. s. agts; sell all ribbed goods direct.
KENNEDY & CO.; in old Pioneer Mill; Underwear; 6 machines; electric.
LIDDLE, JOHN, & W. A.; Spartan Mills; Underwear and Mixed overshirts; 4 sets; 18 cylinders; 25 sewing machines; steam; dye; sell direct; John Liddle, buyer.
LINDSAY & NOLAN; Shoddy, ect.; steam.
McELWAIN, WILLARD; Acorn Knitting Mills; 3 Livingston St.; Women's Ribbed Vests; 41 frames (cop yarn); steam; sell direct; also Critten, Clift & Co., s. agts.
McFARLAND & CO., Knit Goods, Ladies' and Men's Underwear; 7 sets; 40 knitting machines; 60 sewing machines; steam; dye; buy 12-I, 30-I white, colored and fancy cotton yarns; A.S. Haight & Co., 49 Leonard St., N.Y. s. agts.
MITCHELL BROS.; Shoddy; 3 cards; 2 large rag pickers; I garnett; water; P. Mitchell, buyer.
Part of McClearey, Wallin and Crouse Rug Mill, Amsterdam, N.Y.
MOHAWK MILLS; McCleary, Wallin & Crouse; Smyrna Rugs, Mats and Carpets; 200 looms; steam and water; dye; W. & J. Sloane, N.Y. s. agts.
PEPPER MANUFACTURING CO.,
BUILDERS OF THE LATEST IMPROVED
AMSTERDAM, N. Y.
MORRIS, A.V. & SONS; Knit Goods; 18 sets; 100 cylinders; steam; dye; Wm. Iselin & Co., N.Y. s. agts.; Francis Morris, buyer.
MORRIS, A.V. & SONS; No. 2 Mill.
SALESBURY, H.K. & SON; Erie Knitting Mills; Jersey Ribbed Underwear; 28 knitting machines; 35 sewing machines; Critten Clift & Co., s. agts.
Stephen Sanford & Sons, Rug and Carpet Manufacturers
SANFORD, STEPHEN & SONS; Brussels, Tapestry, Velvet and Moquette Carpets; 30 sets; 263 looms; 14 combs; steam and water; dye; sell direct; 29 Union Square; New York; Boston, Chicago.
Shuttleworth Carpet Mills, Amsterdam, N.Y.
SHUTTLEWORTH BROS.; Brussels and Wilton Carpets, Upholstery Rugs and Royal Velvets; 34 looms; steam; dye; W. & J. Sloane, N.Y. s. agts.
SHUTTLEWORTH & NEVILLE; 146 West Main St.; Wool Shoddies, Custom Dyeing and Carbonizing; 8 sets; steam; dye; sell direct.
STEWART, JOHN K.; Men's, Ladies' and Children's Fleece Lined Goods; 11 sets; 70 knitting machines; steam and water; dye; sell direct; office at 51 Leonard St., N. Y.
VAN BROCKLIN & STOVER CO.; $90,000; Wm. S. Van Brocklin, pres.; W.H. Rowe, Jr., treas; Chas. S. Washburn, sec.; Geo. B. Stover, supt.; Fleece Lined Knit Underwear; 11 sets; 50 Cylinders; 2880 spindles; steam; dye; W. H. Rowe & Son, 93 Franklin St., N. Y. s. agts.; Wm. S. Van Brocklin, buyer.
WARNER'S JOHN, SONS; Progress Mill, Plain and Ribbed Underwear and Overshirts; 5 sets; 17 knitting machines; 35 sewing machines; steam and water; dye; sell direct. Mill at Rockton.
WINTERS, SAMUEL; West Shore Knitting Mills; Ladies' Jersey Ribbed Underwear; 45 knitting machines; 30 sewing machines; steam; sell direct.
YUND, KENNEDY & YUND; Men's Underwear; 3648 spindles; 82 knitting machines; steam; dye; A. D. Juilliard & Co., N. Y. s. agts.; any member of firm, buyer.
Source: Official Manual of the Board of Trade
This article was another find by Jeanette Shiel and
prepared by volunteer Lori Mosher. Lori's still searching for info about Peter Mosher, last seen listed on the 1870 U.S. census.
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