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Glenlyon Dye Works (MSS 6 sg 13)

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Collection Overview

Title: Glenlyon Dye Works
Date range: 1883-1950, (bulk 1883-1938)
Creator: Glenlyon Dye Works
Extent: 25.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Glenlyon Dye Works began as a minor department relegated to operating wherever space could be found or made within the confines of Sayles Bleacheries Plant A at Saylesville. This department began as early as 1876, for the purposes of bleaching and dyeing wool yarn and piece goods. It was not formalized until 1882 when it turned entirely to processing goods for the new Lorraine Manufacturing Company, and the volume of work increased considerably. Later, as Glenlyon Print Works, the plant specialized in printing and finishing fine cotton and silk blend fabrics.
Language of materials: English.
Repository: Rhode Island Historical Society
Collection number: MSS 6 sg 13