In the Sidney book, "Sidney, Then and Now, 1772,- 1972" by by K.V. Campbell,
the author talks about the strike at the silk mill and how it affected the
town but little on the operations. On page 78 ther is a small picture of
the J. H. Clark silk mill about 1906, which he says later was the Keyser
Silk Mill. Earlier he says the Clark mill was established in 1893 near the
Congregational Church. Also related was an open house, and that employees
make silk gloves, mitts and etc.
He also mentions that the a paper mill run by Palmer and Johnston was
"defunct" and that a Mr. Allen bought it and turned it into an electric
plant about 1900. If someone could tell me about these previous owners,
especially Palmer it would be appreciated.
"With empathy for those who suffered losses near the Delaware River"
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From: "Richard J. Hoskins" <hoskinsr(a)tds.net>
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004 2:39 PM
Subject: [NYDELAWA-L] Sidney Silk Mill and Firemen of WW1 era..............
Would appreciate Town of Sidney info on WW1 period to 1920, about
Silk Mill factory and the (vol. fire?) company at the same time. I have
a picture of my Grandfather with other firemen , in full uniform, taken
in that period in front of the firehouse. Also have some grade school
pictures, yet to be scanned, taken at that time. Appreciate any help you
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