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Eastern Manufacturing Co., Brewer

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Eastern Manufacturing Co., Brewer
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View of the Eastern Manufacturing Company in 1921.

The mill was started in 1889 when Fred Ayer bought the Palmer and Johnson sawmill in South Brewer.

A sulphite pulp mill was built to make use of the accumulation of slabs and edgings that were previously going to waste.

In the mid-1890s, a paper mill was built on the same site to make use of unsold pulp. That was the beginning of the Eastern Manufacturing Company.

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