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York Mills Fabric & Pattern, Saco, 1842

York Mills Fabric & Pattern, Saco, 1842

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Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum

The Pepperell Co. bragged that between 1899 and 1915, it manufactured 1,030,604,502 yards or 585,570 miles of cloth.

Of that, 34 percent was drills, the most popular in China. A company publication noted that, if each person used eight yards of the fabric, there was enough made to clothe 44,171,629 Chinese with one suit each, or to outfit 2,766,726 Chinese a year.


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