What is the experience of the Stetson girls and other workers in the silk reeling room of the NAEINorthampton Association of Education and Industry factory?
What problems did they encounter?
“I am in the cocoonery to work I like it very well this crop of worms will be off in about three weeks. and then I am going to reeling I think it will be a very pleasant part to reel, (compared to what it was last summer) as the water to be heated by steam so no heat will be in the room.”
Letter, Almira Stetson to James Stetson, June 3, 1844
Silk Reeler Demonstration produced by Steve Unkles, Audio-Visual Archives.