Schwamb Mill, 17 Mill Lane, Arlington, Middlesex County, MA
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17 Mill Lane, Arlington, MA
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
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.
Schwamb Mill Preservation Trust
W. F. & J. Barnes Company
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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