Berkshire Knitting Mills photograph album

About this collection

Incorporated in Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1906, Berkshire Knitting Mills began as an experimental hosiery factory and later became the largest full-fashioned knitting mill in the world. This collection comprises captioned photographs dating from 1908 to 1925 of plant buildings and operations. Manufacturing processes depicted include winding, legger, footer, inspection, mending, looping and seaming, examining, topping, thread counting, turning, boarding, pairing, labeling and packing, and shipping. Click here for a detailed description of the Berkshire Knitting Mills photograph album.

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Group picture of employees of looping and seaming departments
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Berkshire Knitting Mills photograph album (Accession 1992.249), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Interior of dye house
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Berkshire Knitting Mills photograph album (Accession 1992.249), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Chemical laboratory of dye house
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Berkshire Knitting Mills photograph album (Accession 1992.249), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Section of winding department showing universal winders
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Berkshire Knitting Mills photograph album (Accession 1992.249), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Section of one of the legger departments
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Berkshire Knitting Mills photograph album (Accession 1992.249), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Section of one of the footer departments - center aisle
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Berkshire Knitting Mills photograph album (Accession 1992.249), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Section of one of the footer departments - south aisle
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Berkshire Knitting Mills photograph album (Accession 1992.249), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Disposition of aisle space between footers
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Berkshire Knitting Mills photograph album (Accession 1992.249), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Close up view of topper - placing stocking on transfer bar
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Berkshire Knitting Mills photograph album (Accession 1992.249), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Section of winding department showing yarn stretcher
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Berkshire Knitting Mills photograph album (Accession 1992.249), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Center section of winding department
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Berkshire Knitting Mills photograph album (Accession 1992.249), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Inspection of legs - close up view
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Berkshire Knitting Mills photograph album (Accession 1992.249), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Looping and seaming department
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Berkshire Knitting Mills photograph album (Accession 1992.249), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Section of mending department
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Berkshire Knitting Mills photograph album (Accession 1992.249), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Section of examining department
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Berkshire Knitting Mills photograph album (Accession 1992.249), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Close up view of topper - transferring stocking to needle bar
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Berkshire Knitting Mills photograph album (Accession 1992.249), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Inspection of legs - general view
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Berkshire Knitting Mills photograph album (Accession 1992.249), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Thread counting department
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Berkshire Knitting Mills photograph album (Accession 1992.249), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Close up view of thread counter
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Berkshire Knitting Mills photograph album (Accession 1992.249), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Section of seaming department - south side
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Berkshire Knitting Mills photograph album (Accession 1992.249), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Close up of seaming department
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Berkshire Knitting Mills photograph album (Accession 1992.249), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Section of looping department - north side
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Berkshire Knitting Mills photograph album (Accession 1992.249), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Close up of stocking turning operation
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Berkshire Knitting Mills photograph album (Accession 1992.249), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Section of boarding department
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Berkshire Knitting Mills photograph album (Accession 1992.249), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Section of pairing department
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Berkshire Knitting Mills photograph album (Accession 1992.249), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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