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day were often too stiff and coarse for human comfort. A fulling mill attachment was basically a couple of wooden hammers that pounded the fabrics until they were more pliable. The process was called fulling, tucking or walking. The people who did the work became known as Fullers, Tuckers and Walkers. When a vertical saw was powered

Susquehanna River valley. How would you like to walk up there and carry these stones back with you?” The mill’s waterwheel was used to harness power for other mechanical processes of the colonial days, he says. One of those was “fulling.” The wool and linen fabrics of the

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