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Cute kids and animalsCute kids -- and cute animals are used to sell products, then and now. Although the dog in this 1885 winter scene is not that cute! Note the large spool of Willimantic cotton thread on the sleigh.
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Brooklyn BridgeThe Willimantic Linen Company were early pioneers in the production of color lithographic advertising cards. This card was published in 1883, and depicts the recently completed Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, constructed from Willimantic cotton thread, spools, bobbins, and thread packing cases. Note the juxtaposition of the largest mill in the world. The Linen Company's Mill Number Four, built in 1880, floats in the sky above the world's largest bridge.
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GulliverWhen first published in 1726, Jonathan Swift's book Gulliver's Travels caught the public's imagination and instantly became a best seller. The Willimantic Linen Company quickly exploited the book's popularity. This 1884 lithograph depicts the Lilliputians tying down Lemuel Gulliver with Willimantic's "best six cord spool cotton." The artists hired by the Willimantic Linen Company always ingeniously incorporated spools of cotton into the scenes.
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Company box top Willimantic spool cotton -- a company box top printed in Willimantic in 1900
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Sussman Oil Company truck falls into an old cesspoolThe story we've heard is that one of Sussman Oil Company's trucks fell into an old cesspool. Does anyone have any idea where in Willimantic this may have happened? (photo courtesy of Stan)
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Bousa's wreckerBousa's wrecker attempts to pull the Susco truck out of the cesspool. For a long time (up to the early 50s) Bousa's was on RT 6 headed to North Windham. In 1956 it moved to Main St. after Bousa purchased the Tambornini property (an old tavern). (photo courtesy of Stan)
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Harris Jewelry Factory - North WindhamPic of the Week - July 6, 2012 The Harris Jewelry factory was located between the Cape cod type house (621 N.Windham Rd.) and the 2 car garage just a bit down the Rd. owned by Ken Phillips. The stairs to the factory are still visible. Directly behind it was another large brick factory owned by Lester Hartson where wooden spools for American thread were manufactured. Ken Phillips had the building removed sometime around 1987. Back in the 185os a man named Lincoln had a general store and post office in the general location.


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ATCO?This picture generated much discussion. See the Forum for Pic of the Week posted November 06, 2010. The general consensus is that it's lower Main St. The tower probably belongs to the old ATCO Spool Shop.
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ATCO - Spools of Thread
 
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