Historical Documents of Northwest Woollen Factory
Northwest Woollen Factory, sited in the Small North Gate of Taiyuan, has already become one of the largest woollen mills in the People’s Republic of China since it was planted in September 1934 with registered capital of 450,000 yuan, 58 staff and 664 workers. It covers 22,117 square meters, 7324 square meters of which are construction area. With 12 carding machines, 900 crude textiles, 6 combing machines, 2100 fine spinning frames and 123 power looms, it can produce woollen cloth, blankets, ceremonial dresses, gabardine, car blankets, bed blankets and so on. The net income in the first half year of 1937 is more than three million, and annual profit in 1936 is more than 78 million. It can produce 80,000 square meters Paris Merino, 13,608 kg handmade wool, 3,000 meters blankets each year. Products are mainly sold to Xi'an, Zhengzhou, Shanghai, Beijing and other big cities, and it has been one of the largest woollen mills in the Northwest's and one of the most famous in the country.
Xiaoming Qian and Huawu Liu
J. Zhao et al., "Historical Documents of Northwest Woollen Factory", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 332-334, pp. 1922-1926, 2011