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Image of the Nicholson File Company located in Providence, Rhode Island. The Nicholson File Company, a major manufacturing firm in Providence, Rhode Island, was founded by William Thomas Nicholson (1834-1893) in 1864. Nicholson went into the…


Image of the Natick Mills in West Warwick, Rhode Island. Now one of the largest of the Pawtuxet Valley villages, Natick had its origins in the 1807 spinning mill and dye house built by the Natick Manufacturing Company on the West Warwick side of the…


Image of the Manville Mill in Lincoln, Rhode Island.


Image of the Ingrahamsville Mill in Rhode Island.


Image of the Crompton Mill on the Pawtuxet River in West Warwick, Rhode Island.Industrialization came early to this most southern of West Warwick’s villages. In 1807, the Providence Manufacturing Company began spinning cotton here on the east…


Image of Brown & Sharpe in Providence, Rhode Island. Brown & Sharpe was founded in Providence, Rhode Island by David Brown and his son Joseph R. Brown. The elder Brown retired in 1841 the younger Brown formed a partnership with Lucian Sharpe…


Image of the Berkeley Mills in Cumberland, Rhode Island.Berkeley is situated about half mile below Ashton, on the east side of Providence and Worcester Railroad, which runs between the village and the Blackstone River. The name of the place was…


Image of the Anthony Mill on the Pawtuxet River in Coventry, Rhode Island.Built 1872-1874, the Anthony Mill in Coventry is one of the most architecturally elaborate mills in the state of Rhode Island. Anthony Mill's rubble-stone walls are clad in…


Image of the American Screw Co. in Providence, Rhode Island. The American Screw Company was organized in 1860, with a nominal capital of $1,000,000, and it immediately purchased the property of the Eagle Screw Company (1840) and New England Screw…


Image of the rear of the Albion Mills in Blackstone, Rhode Island.