I drove through the southern Michigan town of Colon and it was hard to miss the enormous brick building with LAMB KNIT GOODS CO. painted across the front above the door.
The building was built in 1863 as the Colon Seminary for educating and training teachers. In the 1890s it was converted into the Lamb Knit Goods Company’s factory. The company was named for Isaac Lamb, the inventor of the circular knitting machine, and part-owner of the company. In 1903, the company produced 58,457 pairs of knit gloves and mittens. Later on, they went into making sweaters and bathing suits, ( yes wool bathing suits). The company closed in the 1970s.
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