Timeline

1861-1942


 

Year                      Event                                                                                                 

1861                     Arnold Print Works is established under the name Arnold Harvey & Co.

1870                     Arnold Print Works has one hundred employees

1872                     Fire breaks out, resulting in destroyed work

1874                     Albert C. Houghton bought into company

1876                     Name changed to Arnold Print Works

1883                     First piece of calico printed

1905                     City's largest single employer, 3,200 employees

1942                     Arnold Print Works closes

1942                     Arnold Print Works turns into Sprague Electric

1942                     After closing, company used smaller facilities in Adams