Gunsolly Carding Mill

Summary

John Gunsolly operated this water-powered carding mill as well as a saw and cider mill on the Middle Rouge River near Plymouth, Michigan beginning in the 1850s. Area farmers brought their wool to this mill to have it carded (combed) so it could be spun into thread.

John Gunsolly operated this water-powered carding mill as well as a saw and cider mill on the Middle Rouge River near Plymouth, Michigan beginning in the 1850s. Area farmers brought their wool to this mill to have it carded (combed) so it could be spun into thread.

Artifact

Mill (Building)

Date Made

circa 1850

Creators

Gunsolly, John, 1813-1895 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Plymouth 

Creator Notes

Built by John Gunsolly in Plymouth, Michigan.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Liberty Craftworks District

Object ID

29.3056.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Glass (Material)
Metal

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