Faculty Advisor

Rawson, David A.


This project will entail a study of the wire drawing industry in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Worcester Historical Museum will ultimately use this research to establish an exhibit for its new home in the Blackstone Valley Corridor Visitor Center. Historical resources relating to the wire drawing process will be located, analyzed and compiled. At one time Worcester was the world's largest wire producer. Moreover, wire manufacturing was Worcester's largest industry and therefore played a crucial role in molding the social foundation of the city. The wire industry influenced technological innovation and brought prosperity to Worcester.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts