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Identifier: worcesterofeight00ricefra
Title: The Worcester of eighteen hundred and ninety-eight. Fifty years a city
Year: 1899 (1890s)
Authors: Rice, Franklin P. (Franklin Pierce), 1852-1919, ed
Subjects: Worcester (Mass.) -- Description and travel Worcester (Mass.) -- Biography
Publisher: Worcester, Mass., F. S. Blanchard & company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation


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RESIDENCE OF GEORGE L. BROWNELL, 14 JOHN STREET. was among the leading athletes while in college, rowing on the victoriousYale freshmen crew at Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1873, and with BobCook on the Yale University crew at Saratoga in 1874 and 1875. After leaving college he was engaged in teaching for two years in hisnative town, during which time, when not employed in school duties, heinvented an improved twisting-machine, which he built and had patentedin 1878. He afterwards built and sold several of his machines, and lookingfor a better locality in which to develop his inventions, came to Worcesterin iSSo, and had two machines built by contract imder his personal super-vision at the W^ashburn machine-shop. He then hired a small room in thebasement at 57 Union street, and began the manufacture, on a limited

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WILLIAM H. BURNS. The Worcester of 1898. 575 scale, of the improved twisting-machinery which has developed into thepresent extensive business. He moved in 1883 to No. 16 Union street, andagain in 1895 to his present quarters at 49 Union street. He now employsabout fifty men, the majority of whom are skilled artisans, who have beenwith him many years. Several of them having learned their trade herehave never worked elsewhere. His relations with his employees havealways been marked by mutual consideration and courtesy. At first onlyone style of machine was built, but now the list includes a great variety ofmachines for spinning and twisting cotton, flax, hemp, silk, jute, sisal,manilla, wire, hair, paper, etc. Mr. Brownell has taken out a large numberof United States and foreign patents, all of his machines having beeninvented by himself. The machines are used in all parts of the UnitedStates and in foreign countries, and the business has constantly in-creased. While living in East Hadd


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