Mansfield PA and Richmond Township in Tioga County PA
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Paisley Wool Factory
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA

1897 History - The Paisley Woolen Company, capital $40,000 was organized September 21,1892, with the following officers: Alexander McLachlan, president and superintendent ; Charles S. Ross, secretary; Philip Williams, treasurer. The plant, which comprises the latest improved machinery, occupies a building 150x50, with an engine room 100x25 feet, in the southern part of the borough, and is devoted to the manufacture of shawls.
Business: Paisley Wool Factory
Township: Richmond Township - Mansfield Borough
Photo from Chester P. Bailey
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The Paisley Woolen Company
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     The Company was organized in September 21, 1892 with a capital of $50,000. The officers were; Alexander McLachian, President and Superintendent, Charles S. Ross, Secretary, and Philip Williams, Treasurer.
     The Paisley Shawl factory was built in 1892 and contained the latest improved machinery.  The main building was 150 x 50 feet, with a separate engine building 100 x 25 feet.  It was located on South Main Street where the fire station is now located.
     It manufactured Paisley Shawls from local wool.  It was a Board of Trade project who raised the money to bring the factory to Mansfield.  It was the first factory in Mansfield to have electric lights and city water.
     After the plant closed down, it was used by the Brady Brass Works, and in 1918 it was used by a carbide light company called “The VanGleckland Light”.  After a few years its popularity faded and that was the last.  The building burned in 1934.
     This section of Mansfield from 4th Street to the boro limits became known as “Paisley” and is still so noted on highway and engineer maps.

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