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In 1934, the Threadwell Tap & Die Company was formed and located on Arch Street in Greenfield, Massachusetts. The company developed and patented method for metal thread cutting and for restoring damaged threads. This plant image is taken from a 1939 tool catalog distributed by the company. The catalog contains price lists of the various tools and parts the company sold prior to World War II. Threadwell reached its peak during World War II and was the third largest employer in Greenfield with nearly 400 employees.


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Plant of the Threadwell Tap & Die Company

creator   Threadwell Tap and Die Company
date   c. 1939
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
width   9.0"
height   6.5"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Books/Catalog
accession #   #L06.029

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"Threadwell The Greenfield Plant That Is Making History In The Precision Tool Field!" ad from Greenfield Recorder-Gazette

Threadwell Tap and Die Company's Tap & Die set made in WWII

"Threadwell In New Industrial Era After Decades of Varying Fortunes" article from Greenfield Recorder-Gazette newspaper

Partial sample of Saleman's Kit marketed by Threadwell Tap and Die Company

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