Bacon Felt Company Records

Collection Number: 6955

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Bacon Felt Company Records, 1864-1979
Collection Number:
6955
Creator:
Bacon Felt Company
Quantity:
0.5 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, records (documents).
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Incoming correspondence re business and family, 1869-1873
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

Company started in 1825 by Robert Bacon to make hats. John H. Bacon and Charles N. Bacon later joined the company. Twenty-five years later it began manufacturing all-wool sheet felt for the wallpaper trade, marble polishing and other mechanical uses. It also made felt wheels for polishing & burnishing. The company was bought by Stanley & Samuel McNeily in 1941. Includes 2 letterbooks, 1869-1870 and 1873. Also includes 1979 newspaper article on history of company.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Contains incoming correspondence, 1869-1870, 1873, concerning both business and family matters. Also includes a newspaper clipping from the Winchester Star, Oct. 25, 1979, giving a history of the company

PROVENANCE:

American Textile History Museum Collection, gift of William E. Becker.
PROVENANCE:

American Textile History Museum Collection, gift of William E. Becker.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Bacon, Charles N.
Bacon, John H.
Bacon, Robert.
McNeily, Samuel.
McNeily, Stanley.
Bacon Felt Company.

Subjects:
Burnishing
Business records
Felt
Felting
Grinding and polishing
Marble industry and trade
Other cloth fabrication methods
Textile industry

Geographic Subjects:
Winchester (Mass.)

Form and Genre Terms:
Correspondence
Records (documents)


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Access to the collections in the Kheel Center is restricted. Please contact a reference archivist for access to these materials.
Restrictions on Use:
This collection must be used in keeping with the Kheel Center Information Sheet and Procedures for Document Use.
Cite As:
Bacon Felt Company Records #6955. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1979
Box 1 Folder 2 1864-1870
partially bound - Very brittle
Box 1 Folder 3 1873
Bound - very brittle