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May 27, 2016

Asselstine Woolen Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

Filed under: Mill,Ontario — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Asselstine Woolen Mill

Asselstine Woolen Mill

Built near Odessa by Michael Asselstine in 1828 and in operation until 1947. It was moved to Upper Canada Village as an exhibit and has a wealth of working equipment to be seen.






Spinning Machine

Spinning Machine

Carding Machine

Carding Machine

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  1. The Asselstine Mill was built in 1828 (not 1928) and was in operation until 1935 the mill and equipment was donated to Upper Canada Village in 1957. The equipment is original to the mill dating to 1858 and 1867 and is still operating daily.

    Comment by Gordon — June 24, 2012 @ 9:35 pm

  2. Thanks for pointing out the typo, I’ve corrected it.

    Comment by Harold — June 25, 2012 @ 7:12 am

  3. nice mills

    Comment by — October 3, 2016 @ 5:31 am

  4. Do you happen to know birth date and place of Michael, and anything about his parents (was it 1790 in Ernestown, to parents Petrus Isselstine/Asselstine and Christina Davy)? And to whom he was married (was it Nancy Catherine Fraser)? Thanks!

    Comment by Lori Aselstine — January 15, 2018 @ 6:09 pm

  5. I’m sorry but I don’t have any information on that.

    Comment by Harold — January 15, 2018 @ 10:55 pm

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