New inventions unique for producing silk were made available, to which the Haskell entrepreneurs took full advantage. With the implementation of these new machines, the business prospered and Haskell’s customer base expanded to garment makers and stores nationwide. In this regard, the mill brought some notoriety to Westbrook as the Haskell Silk Mill gained a reputation as a leader in the silk business.
|Silk Machines in use at Cheney Brothers Silk Manufacturing Company in Manchester, Connecticut, ca. 1925|