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Memories of rug mills’ WWII efforts

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Amsterdam native Lowell Robinson of Norfolk, Mass., has contributed more information on how Amsterdam’s carpet mills retooled for the war effort in the 1940s. “My mother worked briefly at Bigelow-Sanford drafting plans for something,” Robinson wrote. “Can’t imagine they needed a lot of plans to make canvas and blankets: machinery, perhaps? In any case, in those days the drawings were done on linen, and to make prints (blueprints) they were put into some sort of ...

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