Join us for a short presentation and conversation with Anthony Connors, author of the 2014 book Ingenious Machinists: Two Inventive Lives from the Industrial Revolution published by SUNY. Featured in the book is the story of Paul Moody – a machinist and inventor who apprenticed in the Amesbury mills in the early 1800s. Moody went on to work for the Boston Associates in Waltham and Lowell, Massachusetts where he contributed to the development of power looms and the growth of the American textile industry.
The program will feature a short history about Moody and his work in Amesbury and a conversation with a local group developing an industrial survey of Amesbury. Get a sneak peek with this free preview of Chapter One.
The program is free and open to the public.