William Adams
Textile Manufacturing Chronology

By William Adams Hunter


The Shelton Mill Complex

Connecticut Mills:
--Putnam Mill – Weave material
--Shelton Mill – Finished material

Shelton Mill capacity:
--17,000 spindles, 300 looms for $350,000 products per year

Paterson Mill capacity:
--Essex Mill - 17,032 spindles, 315 looms
--Harmony Mill - 9024 spindles, 314 looms
--Industry Mill - 8416 spindles, 200 looms

Paterson Mill Management:
--Sole Proprietor – Henry Clay Adams
--General Manager – William Adams, son of Henry Clay Adams
--Superintendent – Thomas Abbott