LOUDONVILLE -- The Pad Factory was located on North Spring Street in Loudonville in the 1910s.
It's unknown what type of pads they made, but likely a variety of buggy pads, mattresses, and more. The company hired a number of local women as seamstresses to sew the pads together, and notes indicate that most employees worked 50 to 60 hours per week.
Most notably, though, was every Saturday evening at 5 p.m. when Thomas Reichert, the engineer, would "toot" out the song "Home Sweet Home" on the factory's steam whistle.
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