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  • German Knitting Machine Patent awarded to William Williams Clay, 1884
        This patent was granted to William Williams Clay, of the Clay & McCosh knitting mill, in 1884 by the Kaiserliches Patentamt of Germany. It appears to describe a machine for knitting mills. The text of this patent is in German. Page 5 includes a detailed set of drawings of the ...
      This patent was granted to William Williams Clay, of the Clay & ...
  • Penmans Power Generation Plant, c. 1935
        This photograph shows the power generation plant at one of the Penmans Limited clothing company's mills as it was in 1935.
      This photograph shows the power generation plant at one of the Penmans ...
  • Penmans Carding Department, 1935
        This photograph shows the machinery in the carding department at one of the Penmans Limited clothing company's mills.
      This photograph shows the machinery in the carding department at one of ...
  • Penmans Power House, #9 Mill, c. 1935
        This photograph shows the power house at the Penmans Limited clothing company's #9 mill, c. 1935.
      This photograph shows the power house at the Penmans Limited clothing company's ...
  • Penmans Underwear Cutting Room, #2 Mill, c. 1935
        This photograph shows the underwear cutting room at the Penmans Limited clothing company's #2 mill, c. 1935.
      This photograph shows the underwear cutting room at the Penmans Limited clothing ...
  • Penmans #2 and #3 Mills, c. 1912
        This photograph shows the Penmans Limited clothing company's #2 and #3 mills, which once stood on Willow Street, c. 1912. Note the street railway tracks in the foreground, and the gated bridge. This photo was donated to the museum by Bill Labron in March of 1990.
      This photograph shows the Penmans Limited clothing company's #2 and #3 mills, ...
  • Penmans #2 Mill Knitting & Winding Department, c. 1912
        This photograph depicts the knitting and winding department at the Penmans Limited clothing company's #2 mill, c. 1912.
      This photograph depicts the knitting and winding department at the Penmans Limited ...
  • Penmans #3 Knitting Department, c. 1910
        This photograph depicts the knitting department at the Penmans Limited clothing company's #3 mill, c. 1910.
      This photograph depicts the knitting department at the Penmans Limited clothing company's ...
  • Penmans Imported Help Memos
        These two memos were created by the Penmans Limited clothing company pertaining to its immigrant workers. Through much of the 20th century, Penmans solicited employees in parts of England and Canada and aided them in immigrating to Canada to work at the Paris mills. While Penmans would pay for their ...
      These two memos were created by the Penmans Limited clothing company pertaining ...
  • Penmans "Pen Angle" Mirror and Medallion
        These two artifacts are advertising materials for the Penmans Limited clothing company prominently featuring their "Pen Angle" logo and trademark. The first item is a miniature mirror, approximately two inches wide; it strongly resembles a pin, but the back contains a mirror surface instead. It reads "Happy Reflections are caused ...
      These two artifacts are advertising materials for the Penmans Limited clothing company ...
  • Penmans Immigration Fare Repayment Agreement for Sarah Speed, 1913
        In this 1913 contract, Sarah Speed agrees to repay her transportation fare from England to Penmans Limited. At the time, Penmans solicited workers from across Canada and in England, and paid for their immigration costs. The cost was treated as a loan and was expected to be repaid from the ...
      In this 1913 contract, Sarah Speed agrees to repay her transportation fare ...
  • Penmans Sweater Knitting Department, #3 Mill, c. 1935
        Penmans Sweater Knitting Dept #3 Mill c. 1935 This project has received financial assistance from the Department of the Secretary of State of Canada to mark the Bicentennial of Ontario.
      Penmans Sweater Knitting Dept #3 Mill c. 1935 This project has received ...
  • Walter Bemrose by Dubied Knitting Machine, Penmans Sweater Mill, Paris, c. 1935
        Dubied Knitting Machine Walter Bemrose foreman. c. 1935
      Dubied Knitting Machine Walter Bemrose foreman. c. 1935
  • Mule Spinning Equipment at Penmans, c. 1920
        This photograph shows mule spinning equipment at one of the Penmans Limited clothing company's mills, possibly #9, c. 1920.
      This photograph shows mule spinning equipment at one of the Penmans Limited ...
  • Penmans Sewing Department, #2 Mill, c. 1935
        This photograph shows a number of young female workers in the Penmans Limited clothing company's #2 mill, c. 1935. Note the era's distinctive bobbed haircuts.
      This photograph shows a number of young female workers in the Penmans ...
  • Penmans Yarn Winding Machinery, #2 Mill, c. 1910
        This photograph shows the yarn winding machinery at the Penmans Limited clothing company's #2 mill, c. 1910.
      This photograph shows the yarn winding machinery at the Penmans Limited clothing ...
  • Penmans #1 Mill Hosiery Finishing Room, c. 1935?
        This photograph shows the hosiery finishing room at the Penmans Limited clothing company's #1 mill in Paris, probably taken c. 1935.
      This photograph shows the hosiery finishing room at the Penmans Limited clothing ...
  • Penmans #9 Mule Spinning Department, c. 1912
        This photograph depicts the mule spinning department at the Penmans Limited clothing company's #9 mill, c. 1912.
      This photograph depicts the mule spinning department at the Penmans Limited clothing ...
  • Penmans Hosiery Shipping Department, c. 1935
        This photograph shows the shipping department for Penmans Limited's hosiery, which was located in the #59 building. It was taken c. 1935.
      This photograph shows the shipping department for Penmans Limited's hosiery, which was ...
  • Young Women Working in the Penmans Sewing Department, Winter Underwear, c. 1912
        This photograph shows several young women working in the winter underwear sewing department at one of the Penmans Limited clothing company's mills in Paris. This photo was printed on page 8 of the "What Penmans Offer You" pamphlet, as a sample of working conditions in Paris.
      This photograph shows several young women working in the winter underwear sewing ...
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