Boston Manufacturing Co., Waltham, Massachusetts
Boston Manufacturing Company, Waltham, Massachusetts
Slater Mill
Boston Manufacturing Company, c. 1813
Tintype of two young women in Lowell, Massachusetts (circa 1871)
Boston Manufacturing Company and Dam in August, 2011
Boston Manufacturing Company
One of the last remaining textile mill boarding houses in Lowell, Massachusetts on right, part of the Lowell National Historical Park
Boston Manufacturing Company (1978), HAER-54
Waltham, 1793
Map of Waltham, 1877
The Charles River in Waltham
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Waltham Supermarket on Main Street, established in 1936, was a large historic grocery store that closed in the 1990s. The building continues to be a supermarket, occupied subsequently by Shaw's, then Victory, and now Hannaford.
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The original home of the Boston Manufacturing Company, the city was a prototype for 19th century industrial city planning, spawning what became known as the Waltham-Lowell system of labor and production.

- Waltham, Massachusetts

While the Rhode Island System that followed was famously employed by Samuel Slater, the Boston Associates improved upon it with the "Waltham System".

- Boston Manufacturing Company

In September 1813 The Boston Associates purchased the Boies Paper Mill site in Waltham.

- Boston Manufacturing Company

After the successes of Samuel Slater, a group of investors now called The Boston Associates and led by Newburyport, Massachusetts merchant Francis Cabot Lowell devised a new textile operation on the Charles River in Waltham, Massachusetts, west of Boston.

- Waltham-Lowell system

This new firm, the first in the nation to place cotton-to-cloth production under one roof, was incorporated as the Boston Manufacturing Company in 1814.

- Waltham-Lowell system
Boston Manufacturing Co., Waltham, Massachusetts

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Profile of Francis Cabot Lowell. There are no surviving portraits of him, so this profile is commonly used.

Francis Cabot Lowell

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American businessman for whom the city of Lowell, Massachusetts, is named.

American businessman for whom the city of Lowell, Massachusetts, is named.

Profile of Francis Cabot Lowell. There are no surviving portraits of him, so this profile is commonly used.
Boston Manufacturing Company, Waltham, Massachusetts

In 1814, he enlisted the support of his three brothers-in-law, Charles, James and Patrick Tracy Jackson, and obtained the financial backing of the merchants Nathan Appleton and Israel Thorndike to establish the Boston Manufacturing Company at Waltham, Massachusetts, using the power of the Charles River.

The Waltham-Lowell system, pioneered by Lowell and first introduced at the Waltham mill, was expanded to the new industrial city of Lowell and soon spread to the Midwest and the South.