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From: "Rebecca Rector" <>
Subject: Re: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] corn labor
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2012 11:13:02 -0500
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There were many brush factories in Lansingburgh. I know the broom corn was
used in Schenectady and Watervliet areas for the brooms. Perhaps some
brushes were made from the broom corn also? This could make sense, esp. if
they were in the northern part of Troy/Lansingburgh.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kathleen Secker
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2012 10:29 AM
Subject: Re: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] corn labor

Broomcorn was used in the making of brooms. the broomcorn has no kernels,
but the silk tassel was used in the production of brooms. There were several
broom factories . I am pretty sure of one in Schenectady at the turn of the
20th century. Perhaps it had to do with that. Kathleen S.
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