F.C. Huyck and Sons

Documenting Change: Industry and Business in Troy and Rensselaer County, NY

Records, ca. 1815-1970.

Extent: ca. 1 cu. ft.

Huyck Mills were manufacturers of paper maker’s felts, wool jackets, and bed blankets. Originally based in Rensselaerville, New York, the firm relocated to the city of Rensselaer in 1894 after a fire destroyed their mill in Rensselaer. The business was sold and subsequently closed in the early 1980s.

Scope and Content: Consists of a scrapbook of documents and photos (1815-1947) showing the history of the firm that was presented as a commemorative to one of the firm’s executives. There is also an album of photographs of the mill, 1912, including photos of machinery and employees, some annual reports from 1964 to 1975, a centennial history done in 1970, and copies of the company newsletter The Huyck Feltmaker (1964-1972).

Note: The New York State Library contains 30 volumes of Huyck family business records from 1839 to 1890 that document their business activities before moving to the city of Rensselaer.