Mill Sawing in Seventeenth-Century Massachusetts

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1970

GUSN

GUSN-169790

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Description

The General Court of Massachusetts Bay Company awarded the first patent for a sawmill in America to Joseph Jenkins of Saugus, Mass., on May 6, 1646. So began a prosperous enterprise, a practical way to support the young colonies. Benno M. Forman follows the development of mill sawing in 17th-century Massachusetts.

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Additional Identification Number

Article ID 171

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1970.060.220.002

Abstract

The General Court of Massachusetts Bay Company awarded the first patent for a sawmill in America to Joseph Jenkins of Saugus, Mass., on May 6, 1646. So began a prosperous enterprise, a practical way to support the young colonies. Benno M. Forman follows the development of mill sawing in 17th-century Massachusetts.

Date Notes

Volume 60, Number 220 (Spring, 1970)

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Originator

Benno M. Forman (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1970). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England