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  • Subject contains "Rattan"

Date: ca. 1866
Description: "The rattan industry was established by Cyrus Wakefield sometime in the 1830s or 1840s. In 1855, Cyrus Wakefield, a resident of the Town of South Reading, brought his growing enterprise to South…

Description: "The rattan industry, brought to South Reading by Cyrus Wakefield, was more than just a manufacturing operation. It is the reason Wakefield is what it is today. Founded by Mr. Wakefield in 1856, the…[More]

Date: ca. 1890 - 1899
Description: "Although the Wakefield Rattan Company was best known for first manufacturing rattan into skirt reeds and baskets, and later into cane for chair seats, chairs, car seats, cradles, flower stands and a…[More]

Date: ca. 1906
Description: Postcard shows the Heywood-Wakefield furniture factory complex on Water Street. The view is looking north, with Water Street visible in front of the factory buildings.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

Creator: Payro, J. (Joseph C.), 1862-1953
Date: 1900
Description: Photograph taken in 1900 shows a man on top of the remains of the chimney of the Wakefield Rattan Company factory on Water Street. The approximately 180-foot chimney had been struck by lightning on…[More]