Wile Carding Mill

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Wile Carding Mill
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Established 1968
Location Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Type carding mill, museum
Website museum.gov.ns.ca/wcm/

The Wile Carding Mill is a defunct carding mill, in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada. The mill is now operated as a museum.

This water-powered mill was owned and operated by the Wile family from 1860 to 1968. The Wiles ran the mill but employed a number of workers, usually unmarried women, to operate the machinery. The mill was powered by a 7 horsepower (5 kW) overshot waterwheel using the water of Shady Brook, a tributary of the Lahave River.

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  • Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia Museum

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