Monopolistically making the money -- literally



This article is about the very monied Crane Family.  They (Crane & Co.) actually make the cotton-and-linen paper for America's folding money, and have for a long, long time,  in western Massachusetts. And now this domestic currency-making monopoly is pushing to go much more global.

Some of the paper company Cranes have long summered in  the Falmouth area of Cape Cod; so has another Crane Family, who owned the plumbing-fixtures company, Crane Co. So the locals referred to the "Bathtub  Cranes'' and the "Money Cranes'' when asked who owned which big summer house.