The Transylvania Times -

By Marcy Thompson
Picturing The Past 

Sid Barnett And Sons Were Talented Tradesmen


October 3, 2016

Barnett's Machine Shop was located on the Old Hendersonville Highway.

Industry, large and small, has played a major role in the development of Transylvania County. Throughout the mid- and late-20th century, Ecusta and DuPont were the largest industries and major employers in the county, but there have been, and continue to be, numerous other local industries and manufacturers.

Branson's North Carolina Business Directories from the mid- and late-19th century list blacksmithing and wheelwrighting, carpentry, gun and silversmithing, millwrighting, saddles and harness, wagon and buggy, and wool carding as types of manufactories in Transylvania County. In addit...

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