Thursday, January 10, 2008

forty-four different destinations

Harry Poindexter

As a result, individual orders were small, and practically every yard which came off the looms had been earmarked for a buyer. A local editor leaves us a description of one day?s shipment. On August 28, 1877, as some 8,000 yards were processed for delivery, he jotted down the places to which the orders were being sent. Over forty-four different destinations appeared on the labels. While 8,000 yards were an unusually large amount for a single day, the number of purchasers was quite typical. In this fashion the mill disposed of an annual production of 70,000 to 113,000 yards.--Harry Poindexter



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