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Yorkers Could Dye Yarn a Rainbow of Colors in 1829

My last two posts were on Seifert the blue dyer, one on the blue dyeing craft and the other on his unruly children. My excursion into 19th century dyeing methods was sparked by the ad above, from the June 23, … Continue reading

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York County, PA in 1828–What’s a Fulling Mill?

We know York County had a lot of different mills. Click here to read about the many mills of York County. Sawmills sawed trees into boards, and grist mills ground grain. What purpose did a fulling mill serve? In a … Continue reading

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