Daily Archives: July 9, 2011

Albany Wire Cloth and Sieve Manufactory

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There are people who, because of the predominance of government in Albany’s economic and civic life today, think that Albany was never much of a manufacturing town. Quite the opposite is true, and it’s hard to imagine how a town that had so much manufacturing could have changed so completely. In 1858, “all kinds of heavy and light wire cloth suitable for breweries, and flour and paper mills” was being manufactured right on Beaver Street.