This collection consists mainly of advertising, production material (blueprints, specifications, drawings and diagrams) and many photographs of machinery. Only a small amount of administrative, executive and purchasing records exist, and no labor records are contained here at all. The collection contained a number of valuable instruction manuals and some catalogs from Ainslie and other knitting machine companies, including manuals from competitors with whom the company had no marketing and manufacturing arrangements or with whom they eventually did, such as Gearhart and Auto Knitter. Some manuals Ainslie recycled under the Ainslie name for the U.S. and foreign markets either by adding their name to the piece or printing entirely under their name. Catalogs exist in English, Spanish, Italian, German and French. These catalogs and instruction manuals are listed in the executive series under Information/Reference files, but have been transferred to the library's trade catalog collection. ... Read More
Includes correspondence to Joan and Sigmund Somy, 1969, from Edward W. Brooke and Edward M. Kennedy, U.S. Senators from Mass., about obtaining immigration visas for John M. McPherson, as well as correspondence, 1963, from the Dubied Machinery Co., manufacturers of knitting machines located in Long Island City (New York City), N.Y. Also contains design specifications, operating instructions for various machines, many from the Dubied Machinery Co., and blank production forms listing colors, with date of delivery, number of cartons, quantity, etc., not filled in.
The letter declines to take knitting done on the outside and advises Morris to sell in her neighborhood. It also advises her to see a jobber in a nearby large town for information about what they would pay for a wool sock made on a hand knitting machine. Includes a yarn sample.
Business and family correspondence; minutes; financial records, including six volumes of payroll and time records, 1912-29; and family financial papers. Family members represented include Thomas J. (d.1929), Margaret, Ella A., and Neil T. Hayes.
Papers of incorporation, payroll and other financial records, and correspondence, including a letter concerning the bankruptcy of the mills in 1913. Correspondents include William MacDonald, George W. Peck, and Amos G. Wilson.