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Schwamb Mill, 17 Mill Lane, Arlington, Middlesex County, MA



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Item Title


Location
17 Mill Lane, Arlington, MA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MA-12
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-9).
Building/structure dates: 1861 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1881 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 184 subsequent work
Significance: This example of a 19th-century woodworking mill includes operational equipment and evidence for four power systems. Circular and elliptical picture frames are manufactured here as they have been since the Schwamb brothers bought the mill in 1864. Of special interest are five lathes on which elliptical frames are turned.

Subjects
Woodworking
Sawmills
Storage


Related Names
Schwamb Mill Preservation Trust
Schwamb, Elmer
Schwamb, Charles
Schwamb, Frederick
Schwamb, Carl
W. F. & J. Barnes Company


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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