Boston Manufacturing Company
- Existence: 1813-1930
The Boston Manufacturing Company was a business that operated one of the first factories in America. It was organized in 1813 by Francis Cabot Lowell, a wealthy Boston merchant, in partnership a group of investors known as The Boston Associates, for the manufacture of cotton textiles. It built the first integrated spinning and weaving factory in the world at Waltham, Massachusetts, using water power.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Overview: Records of the first mill in the world to combine all aspects of the manufacture of cotton founded in Waltham, Mass. in 1813.
Scope and Contents: Consists of handwritten charts of financial data abstracted from the records of five cotton textile manufacturers held at Baker Library. The five firms were Nashua Manufacturing Company (1827-1914), Boston Manufacturing Company (1825-1865), Lawrence Manufacturing Company (1833-1891), Hamilton Manufacturing Company (1826-1886), Dwight Manufacturing Company (1865-1914), and Lyman Mills (1886-1914). The data includes statistics on company assets and liabilities, income and expense...