Woolen blankets became the mills specialty in 1932. Started as a sawmill and
gristmill back in 1870, the woollen blanket business was founded by Archibald
MacAusland, who had to convince the locals he wasn't crazy for starting up
a mill and wanting to weave woollen blankets.
First the wool is put through a washing machine that was built in 1949 and washed with liquid soap and hot water. After the wool is washed, it weighs almost forty percent less, now that the dirt and grease are out.
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