Mills of the George R. Dickinson Company
Mills of the George R. Dickinson Company

The Wire Cloth Looms at Brown &  Sellers
The Wire Cloth Looms at Brown & Sellers.

Geo. R. Dickinson Paper Company.

        The late George R. Dickinson, who died in 1887, was the founder of this corporation with a capital of $150,000. The premises have always been quite extensive, but additions have been made within a few years, until it is now the best equipped mill of its kind in Holyoke, and its productive capacity ranks with the five largest in the United States. The equipment originally included twelve rag engines, two Jordan engines, and two Fourdrinier machines of 84 and 88 inches, respectively, but the extension in 1890, of the engine room 60 feet and the finishing room 70 feet, allowed of additional machinery. Four 2,000-pound engines, two calenders, two cutters and one 110-inch Fourdrinier have been added.
        The product of the mill is twenty-three tons of book and engine-sized writing papers daily, and the mill is run day and night to fill orders. Henry S. Dickinson is president and treasurer, and I Warren Bullens secretary.

Brown & Sellers.

Taylor Manufacturing Company,
Finishing room of the Taylor Manufacturing Company,
Manufacturers of Papeteries and Envelopes, Holyoke, Mass.

        Among the manufacturing industries of interest, are the Wire Cloth works of Brown & Sellers at Holyoke. After many years of experience on this line of business, this firm established their works in this city in 1888; and by the introduction of new and improved machinery, made from their own designs, have produced a superior quality of fabric, which commends itself to the trade, and accounts largely for the success they have attained. Here the brass wire is drawn and woven into Fourdrinier wires, a fabric used largely in the paper mills throughout the country, for forming the sheet of paper. This firm are the owners of valuable patents, among which is the Sellers’ Patent Truss Dandy Roll, valued for its lightness, strength and exactness of form. Many of the beautiful water-marks seen in sheets of paper are made from the water-marked dandy rolls made in these works. The interior view, representing looms in operation, gives but a faint idea of the interesting process of manufacturing wire fabrics.

Linden Paper Company, Holyoke

Linden Paper Company, Holyoke.
Capacity Ten Tons Daily, Loft-Dried Paper.
President, J.E. McElwain; Treaurer, H.E. McElwain

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