Parks-Cramer Company

Charlotte, NC

The Parks-Cramer Company was founded as a result of the purchase in 1918 of Stuart W. Cramer’s company by the G. M. Parks Company of Fitchburg, Massachusetts.


Textile World, 1916
Courtesy Peter Metzke
















Stuart W. Cramer’s humidifiers installed in the ceiling of this spinning room above and weave room to the right.  Production doubled due to increased efficiency (less yarn breakage).  An installation typically paid for itself in one year.

Images: Peter Metzke from Textile World