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Ben Thresher's Mill, State Aid No. 1, Barnet, Caledonia County, VT

Ben Thresher's Mill, State Aid No. 1, Barnet, Caledonia County, VT

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Significance: Alexander Jack built the mill as a Dye & Print Works in 1872. J. Loren Judkins established a Wagon Shop in 1893 and added the Blacksmith Shop c. 1895. The timber frame and plank dam is intact. The 1911 Rodney Hunt horizontal turbine still powers wood & metal working machinery. A Boomer & Boschert hydraulic cider press installed c. 1915, is still in place. Ben Thresher began working in 1941 and acquired the mill in 1947.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-1, FN-2
Survey number: HAER VT-10
Building/structure dates: 1872 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1915 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1888 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1911 Subsequent Work



Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Rockefeller, Laurance S
Jack, Alexander
Judkins, James Loren
Stevens, Willard
Stevens, Henry
Gleason, Samuel
Barnet Cotton and Woolen Manufacturing Company
Herrin, John
Greenbank, Thomas
Greenbank, George
Taylor, James
Goodwillie, James
Shaw, William
McLaren, James
Somers, James S
Alexander Jack's Dye & Print Works
Smith, Isaac M
Bishop, Ora
Ford, Elmer S
Judkins, Fenton
Judkins, Donald
Pioneer Electric Light Company
Boomer & Boschert Press Company
Ames Iron Works
Thresher, Benjamin A
Howard, L D
Clement, F H
Baxter Machine Company
Canedy Otto Manufacturing Company
Carey, W W
Pond, Lucius W
Gage, Warner and Whitney
Little Giant Punch and Shear Company
Noyes Foundry Company
Champion Blower and Forge Company
Johnson, John P, historian


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