Haskell silk advertisement, Westbrook, ca. 1902
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An advertisement for Haskell Silk Co. appears in the 1902-1903 City of Westbrook Directory and House Guide. Haskell, which had been manufacturing silk in Westbrook since 1874, advertised "Fine Dress Silks" and "Black Silks a Specialty." W.W. Poole is listed as president, Lemuel Lane as treasurer and E. J. Haskell as general manager of the company with mills at Westbrook and an office in New York.