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STATISTICS

ON THE

DISTRIBUTION OF OIL IN THE MILLS.

Statistics on the Distribution of Oil in the Mills.

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Agawam Canal Company,

19,500

$1,859 67

No.

American Linen Company,

82,512

11,500 00 No.

Ballou Mills,

12,000

85 cents per Bolsters, no;
gallon.

Steps, yes.

Blackstone Manufacturing Co., .

52,020

$6,847 39 No.

Cabot Manufacturing Co.,

27,000

2,260 00 No.

1,200,000 Sperm and Paraffine, . Mixed, Sperm, 1 Par

affine. 3,115,000 Smith and Merrill's, mixed; Mixed before purchase, · 11,000 gals.,

Spindle Oil for machin’y,

Tallow Oil for Engines.
310,000 Downer's Kerosene and Mixed, Downer's, 1
Mill stopped
Sperm Oil.

Sperm.
two weeks.
(In 1867), Sperm, Paraffine, and Lard Mixed, but some clear, . 3,850 gals ,
1,247,355 Oils.
1,100,000 Downer's Spindle and Clear,

Downer's, 1,100;
Sperm.

Sperm, 800 gals.
1,941,850 Sperm, Lard, and Paraffine, Clear,

6,186) gals ,
412,490 Sperm, Marshall's Tallow, Both,

1,128 gals.,
Downer's Spindle, &c.
520,000 Sperm and Paraffine,. Mixed, † Sperm, f Paraf- 900 gals.,

fine.
260,000 Paraffine,

Mostly clear; a little 475 gals., mixed with Sperm for

Top Rolls, &c.
Sperm, Paraffine, Clear,

Sperm, 260 gals.,
Paraffine, 384 gals.

5,713 13 No.

Cocheco Manufacturing Co.,
Fall River Print Works,

53,000
12,816

1,719 59

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No.

Hampden Mills, Hooksett Manufacturing Co.,

17,000 12,000

900 00 No.

28,128

Lancaster Mills,

3,080 00 No.

10,000

Linwood Mill,

852 00 No.

22,016

Lyman Mills,

4,348 14 No.

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Massachusetts Cotton Mills, 34,888
Merrimack Manufacturing Co., 1 Mill,

18,000

5,095 81 No. 3,133 80 No.

900,000 Sperm,

Clear,

| 2,000 gals.,
475,000 Sperm and Spindle, Mixed, 20 per cent. 864 gals.,

Sperm.
1,179,873 Sperm, Paraffine,

Sperm, clear in part, 2, 200 gals.,

chiefly mixed.
348,000 Sperm, Yeoman's Sperm Clear,

Sperm, 130 gals.,
Lubricating

Yeoman's, 624 do.
2,107,513 Sperm, Paraffine, Lard, Mixed,

Sperm, 789 gals.;

Lard, 751 do.; Par

affine, 1,778 do.
3,848,414 Sperm, Paraffine, Tallow, . Mixed,

4,418 gals.,
674,596 Downer's Spindle, Sperm, Inside of Carding Room Spindle, 151 gals.;

Frames, mixed; rest of Sperm, 1,268 do.

Mill, Sperm, clear.
1,027,938 Spindle, Lard,

Mixed, only for Spindles Lard, 547 gallons,
and Top Rolls.

$1.50; Spindle,

1,540 do., 40c.
373,880 S.K. & T's Spindle; Sperm Clear,

676 gals.,
on Looms.
2,000,000 Sperm, Downer's Spindle, Clear,

Sperm, 800; Down

er's, 1,300.
1,240,694 Sperm, Tallow, Paraffine, . Mixed,

1,753 gals.,
1,780,289 Sperm, Lard, Paraffine, Paraffine, clear, in Weav- 2,597 gals.,
Tallow.

ing and Dressing;
mixed, for Rolls and

Spindles.
1,256,000 Sperm, Tallow, Patent, Clear,

3,200 gals.,

1,422 10 No.

Newmarket Manufacturing Co., 25,000

No.

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Prescott Mills,

18,846 Salmon Falls Manufacturing Co., | 30,000

2,157 57 No.

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Statistics on the Distribution of Oil in the Mills-Concluded.

System of using Oil.

Can in each room, delivered by one man in each room to the operatives.
Part Dodd's, Deliver to eaeh department in 5 gallon cans, and have regular times for oiling.
part Nathan &
Dreyfus'.
Thompson's, Oil at regular times, except the Looms. These, and most of the other ma-

chinery, once a day. Patent Steps, once in four weeks, &c.
Thompson's, Oil mixed in tanks, then de ered by man in charge to overseers or second
made by Draper. hands, and by them locked up. They deliver to the operatives, in the oil

cans, at stated periods. A great difference is found in the quantities re-
turned to overseers, when cans are exchanged. Those who keep machines

in best order commonly use the least oil.
Thompson's, Oil at regular times.
Thompson's, Oil at stated times, and keep constant watching.

Stated times for oiling, but varied with season and rate of speed.
Stated times. In Spinning and Carding Room, one man oils in each.

Sperm used only on Spindles and Rolls In Weaving Room the third hand oils Looms each day, and Shafting once a month. In the other rooms, one

hand oils in each. Keeper of Oil Room, once a week, delivers to section hands the oil for each

department. They fill and distribute the small oilers at regular times.

Self-Ollers used on Shaft

ing?

What Metal

does Shafting

NAME OF MILLS.

What kind of

Oilers used ?

run in ?

Agawam Canal Company,
American Linen Company,

No,

Babbitt,
One Mill, yes; Babbitt,

Other Mill,

.

no.

Ballou Mills,

No,

Babbitt,

Blackstone Manufacturing Co., No,

Babbitt,

Mayer,

No,

Babbitt,

Cabot Manufacturing Co.,
Cocheco Manufacturing Co.,
Fall River Print Works,

Babbitt,

No,
Upon 1,000 ft.
hollow shaft-
ing.
No,

Forestdale Mills,

Greenville Manufacturing Co.,

No,

Babbitt, Thompson's,
Babbitt's, and Thompson's,

Brass and
Gun Metal.

Weavers oil their own Looms.

Groton Manufacturing Co.,

Yes, in part, Babbitt,

Patent Box,

Hampden Mills,

No,

Babbitt,

Thompson's, made by Draper.

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No, Babbitt, Old Style Tin Oil at regular times.

Cans.

Plain Oiler, with In most departments a regular time for oiling. Cards, twice per day; Top
In part, • Babbitt,

iron tip.

Roll of Speeders and Stretchers, four times per day; rest of the machine,
once per day. Shell Rolls, once in four weeks. Spinning Frames and

Mules, three times a day. Looms, once per day:
5 doz. of Drey- Fuller's, anti- Thompson's pa- Oil delivered to each department in large can from Oil Room. Oilers filled by
fus' patent.
friction.
tent.

one person in each room. Operatives oil their own machines chiefly. Regu

lar times for oiling. Babbitt,

Thompson's pa- Regular times for oiling.

tent.

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Sargent and Oil in charge of one person, who, on Tuesday and Friday, fills the Cans (10 Thompson's. gallons) as brought to him from the Mills. In the Mills, oilers are filled at

regular times by the person having oil in charge, and delivered to the

operatives. Regular times for oiling. Mayher's pa- Oiling regular. Each his own machines, except inside work of Frames in tent.

Card-room, and Roll-gearing in Spinning-room. Shafting run with Tal

low in Hanger-boxes, and looked to when needful. Thompson's pa- Regular times for oiling.

tent.

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Thompson's,

Regular times for oiling. Cans numbered. One man in each room fills the

cans.

Otis Company, ·

No,

Babbitt,

Thompson's,

chiefly.

Most of the oiling is done at regular intervals. Time and quantity governed

by experience.

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Sargent's, Mayer's and Regular system. Oil Looms, once per day; Cams, twice; Spindles, twice; Thompson's.

and Spindle-Steps, twice per week. Nathan & Drey- Regular times for oiling.

fus'. Dreyfus' patent, Glass oilers on Shafting, which show when they need refilling. Oil machinery

at stated periods.

Troy Cotton and W. M'f'g Co., Yes,

Babbitt,

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