For the month of October, we’re featuring a Bates Fabriques Hockey jersey from the 1950s.  The Fabriques were just one of the many sports teams the Bates Manufacturing Company supported throughout its operation. There were several other textile manufacturers in the surrounding area, including the Cabot Mills in Brunswick and Pepperell Mills in Biddeford that sponsored their own hockey teams that competed against the Fabriques.  The Fabriques went on to play at the national level and won a national title in 1950, going on to compete internationally in Europe.