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Picturing The Past: Library's Exhibit Reveals Gash's Weave-It Loom


March 11, 2019

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Annie Jean Gash as a young women in 1899.

During the past year, staff and volunteers in the Local History Room at the Transylvania County Library have been processing, indexing, and preserving documents, photographs and other print materials donated by the Gash family. Among the items was information concerning a weaving device and bias weaving method invented by Annie Jean Gash.

Gash originally filed an application for a patent on Aug. 24, 1937. She had entered into an agreement with Donar Products Corporation in Medford, Mass., on Aug. 20, 1937, to manufacture the product. Gash was to receive 1.5 percent of the net selling pr...

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