Category Archives: Sailmaking

Taulane’s Sons Manufactures

George Taulane’s Sons, Sailmakers sail plans, 1854–1920. 2 oversize boxes (0.75 linear feet). About Taulane’s Sons Manufactures George Taulane (1833-1899) was a sailmaker. He bought the sail making business, located at Delaware Ave. and Spruce Street, after his former employer … Continue reading

Posted in Sailmaking | Leave a comment

Femerick & Weaver

Femerick & Weaver receipt, 1860. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About Femerick & Weaver Femerick & Weaver was a firm of sailmakers in Wilmington, Delaware. About the collection Receipt for work on sails done by Femerick & Weaver billed to … Continue reading

Posted in Sailmaking | Leave a comment

Vanderherchen’s Sons Sail Loft

Francis Vanderherchen’s Sons Sail Loft records, 1853–1952. 1 box (0.2 linear feet). About Vanderherchen’s Sons Sail Loft Francis Vanderherchen’s Sons Sail Loft was located at 7 N. Water St., Philadelphia About the collection Collection information currently unavailable. Please contact us … Continue reading

Posted in Sailmaking | Leave a comment

Merrill, Owen P.

O.P. Merrill papers, 1926–1981. 14 boxes, plus 7 oversize boxes ( linear feet). About Owen P. Merrill Owen P. Merrill (1909-1989) was a noted yacht designer, yachtsman, and sailmaker. As a young man, Merrill worked for Olin Stephens at Sparkman … Continue reading

Posted in Naval Architecture, Photo-rich Collections, Plan Collections, Sailboats, Sailboats and Sailing, Sailmaking, Schooners and Sloops, Ship Models, Sub Chasers | Leave a comment

Balch, Joseph

Joseph Balch memorandum, 1779. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About the collection Memorandum from the War Office, 28 Dec. 1779, ordering the delivery to Capt. Joseph Balch of one and a half pieces of Russia duck for the Protector’s sails. … Continue reading

Posted in Sailmaking | Leave a comment