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Making Cloth

Inspecting and packing cloth at Pepperell Mills, Biddeford, circa 1925

Inspecting and packing cloth at Pepperell Mills, Biddeford, circa 1925

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Finally, the cloth is graded -- firsts, seconds, shorts or remnants -- then packaged for shipping or storage.

Some cloth was sent to the bleachery or dye house.

Anything else was shipped to markets in Boston and New York.

From there the products were sold on the domestic market or exported to markets all over the world.