Census of Manufactures of Philadelphia; A Census of Industrial Establishments, and of Persons of Each Class Employed Therein, in the City of Philadelphia, for the Year 1882

Census of Manufactures of Philadelphia; A Census of Industrial Establishments, and of Persons of Each Class Employed Therein, in the City of Philadelphia, for the Year 1882

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...ward office. Glassware.--Flint glassware and fine druggists' wares are represented by the works of H. C. Fox & Sons, employing 104 men, and 224 persons in all. Ink.--Printing ink is a considerable industry, occupying three establishments and employing 30 men. Iron Works.--The iron works of the Wharton Switch Co., at Twenty-third street and Washington avenue, employ 350 men and 35 youths, and a similar establishment for the preparation of railway track material of Wm. Wharton Jr. & Co., employs 80 men. The plate rolling mills of Ed. S. Buckley & Co., at Gray's Ferry, employ 100 men, with two trains of rolls and a product of 3500 tons of heavy plate iron, and 200 tons of puddled blooms. The McDaniel & Harvey Co., at Sixteenth street and Washington avenue, employ 100 men in galvanizing works, the iron for which is made by the McCullough Iron Co., at Northeast and Elkton, Maryland, about 4500 tons being galvanized here (product, $750,000). The foundries of London, Berry & Orton, 41 men; the Philadelphia Tool Co., 27 men; and W. H. March, 23 men; the axle works of Trankle & Didinger employ 30 men, all in the vicinity of Washington avenue and its extension in Gray's Ferry road. Steam engines and boiler makers are J. I. Dawson & Bro., 45 men, and M. F. Ackley, 10 men. Brick presses are made by M. McKuney, 4 men, and George C. Walters, 1314 Ellsworth street, employs 15 men ou general machinery. The American Sewing Machine Company has a large establishment, employing 300 men and 100 youths. These sewing machines are very widely distributed in foreign countries. The whole number of iron and machinery works is 20, and the number of men employed, 1027, exclusive of the 400 employed by the American Sewing Machine Co. A new industry...show more

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