New Salem Carding Mill & Wool House
New Salem Carding Mill and Wool House
On April 24, 1835, Samuel Hill advertised in the Sangamo Journal that he would commence operation of his carding mill on May 1. "The machines are nearly new and in first rate order, and I do not hesitate to say, the best work will be done. Just bring your wool in good order and there will be no mistake." Hardin Bale later moved it to Petersburg. The double carder is typical of the inclined wheel. Patrons could pay in cash, or a toll was taken.