Workers Moving Out Cotton Carding Machine

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Subject: Mill processes and tasks

Decade: 1970s

Subcollection: Changes, Transitions, and Closing, 1973-1993


Workers removing a carding machine from the Firestone plant, 1973. This was the last cotton manufacturing machinery in the entire Firestone company. Its removal signaled an end to over 70 years of cotton production in this location.

Transcription: Back of the photograph: end of cotton, moving out carding machine
City & County: Gastonia (N.C.); Gaston County (N.C.)
Contributor: Elmer W. Passmore Collection