“Milled Fit for Trowsers”: Toward a Fuller[‘s] Understanding of Cloth Finishing in the Mid-Atlantic from 1790 to 1830

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Fulled cloth, photographed by the amazing Jim Schneck at Winterthur. 

A year ago at this time I was just wrapping up my experiments in fulling in the wilds of Vermont. Now, at long-ish last, my Master’s thesis, “‘Milled Fit for Trowsers’: Toward a Fuller[‘s] Understanding of Cloth Finishing in the Mid-Atlantic from 1790 to 1830,” is not only done (that was true last April) but up online! and accessible to you! for free! through the University of Delaware’s online portal:

Link to Thesis!

Be sure you catch the cheeky footnote on page 81 while you’re at it.

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