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Francis Spencer

WestPointPepperell: At the Front

WestPointPepperell: At the Front

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McArthur Public Library

It is quite likely that Biddeford's West-Point Stevens plant would have shut down during the 1960s if it hadn't been for Francis Spencer. He was responsible for inventing the Vellux blanket, which became the company's mainstay for many years.

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