Whitin Machine Works patent records
Scope and Contents
The collection consists mainly of patents for Whitin machines and machine parts from 1873-1967. The majority are U.S. patents, but there are also several Canadian patents, as well as French, British, and Russian. The collection also contains a photographs of the Whitin D2 carding machine, drawings, registered trademarks and applications for the registration of trademarks.
- Whitin Machine Works (Whitinsville, Mass.) (Organization)
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Extent1 linear feet (2 boxes)
Biographical / Historical
Whitin Machine Works was a textile machinery manufacturer located in Whitinsville, Massachusetts. The firm was initially a subsidiary of the larger textile manufactuer P. Whitin & Sons, owned and operated by John C. Whitin and his brothers James Fletcher Whitin, Paul Whitin, Jr. and Charles Whitin. P. Whitin & Sons. dissolved in 1863 and Whitin Machine Works was incorporated in 1870. The firm was purchased by White Consolidated Industries in 1966 and officially closed in 1976.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
American Textile History Museum Collection, gift of Carolina Specialties.
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