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Erastus Bigelow Dies





On this day in 1879, Erastus Bigelow, the father of the modern carpet industry, died in Boston. Born in West Boylston, Bigelow and his brother followed their father into the textile business. After several inventions that mechanized production of suspender webbing and piping cord, Bigelow revolutionized the carpet-making industry with his invention...
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