1.   Historical note

2.   Scope and content

3.   Provenance

4.   Processing note

5.   Inventory

6.   Subjects

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 Franklin Machine Company Records

 Foundry, Providence, R.I.

 Records, 1845-1924

 Size: 0.5 linear feet

 Catalog number: MSS 429

 Processed by: Rick Stattler, May 1999

©Rhode Island Historical Society

Manuscripts Division


Historical note:

            The Franklin Machine Company was based in Providence, Rhode Island. It produced machinery for use in textile mills and other factories. As of 1886, the bulk of its stock was owned by George C. Nightingale and Alexander Burgess.

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Scope and content:

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The provenance of this collection is unknown, but it was apparently first cataloged circa 1971 to 1978.

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Processing note:

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Box 1, folder 1. Machinery journal, 1845-1905

Box 1, folder 2. Balance sheets, 1887-1907

Box 2, folder 1. Inventories, 1854-1885

Box 2, folder 2. Notes and bills payable, 1881-1882

Box 2, folder 3. Notes and bills payable, 1893-1900

Box 2, folder 4. Shares ledger, 1886-1924

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Foundries - Rhode Island - Providence

Franklin Foundry (Providence, R.I.)

Industry - Rhode Island - Providence

Textile machinery - Rhode Island - Providence

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