American Printing Company, Fall River, Massachusetts: fabrics we are printing 1910 catalog ~ printed textiles/fabrics & factory pictorial


Title: American Printing Company, Fall River, Mass.: fabrics we are printing, and How we do it

Description: Circa 1910 illustrated promotional catalog for the American Printing Company's printed fabrics and a pictorial presentation of their factories and facilities. At this time, The American Printing Company of Fall River, Massachusetts, was the largest printer of cotton cloth in the world and employed 6000 people.

Features fourteen pictures of printed fabrics and shirtings (ten in color), twelve photographs of buildings (offices, print works, machine shops, dye house, warehouse, and each of their seven mills), and five photographs showing interiors (roller room, two printing rooms, folding room, packing room).

Includes brief descriptions of the Designing Department, Engraving Department, Bleaching Department, Rolling Rooms, Dyeing Departments (Indigo, Aniline Black, Reds and Clarets), Shipping Department, Storehouse, and the Printing, Folding, and Packing Rooms.

There is a color painting at the front which shows an elevated view of the company's factory complex. The page also gives some details about the construction of each of the seven mills, some current production statistics, and states ''American Printing Company - Where the cotton fabric is Dyed and Printed / Fall River Iron Works Company - Where the cotton fabric is woven''.

Blue cloth over boards with white lettering on front cover. Slight wear to covers. Interior is crisp, clean and unmarked. Numerous illustrations, including eleven color plates (ten of which show their fabrics) and many b/w photographs of various buildings and factory interiors. 27 pages printed on rectos. 8.5'' x 10.5''. Rare. No institutional copies noted on OCLC.

American Print Works was established in Fall River in 1835 by Holder Borden, the firm having evolved out of the Fall River Iron Works. In 1880, it was reorganized into a new corporation called the American Printing Company. The company closed its Fall River mills in 1934.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: [printed by American Colortype Co., N.Y. & Chicago]
Place: [Fall River, Massachusetts]
Year: 1910

Keywords: catalog, catalogue, textile printers, textile printing, Fall River, Massachusetts, fabric printing, Fall River Iron Works, American Printing Co., textile mills,

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