A History of Columbia County, Wisconsin; A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People, and Its Principal Interests Volume 1

A History of Columbia County, Wisconsin; A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People, and Its Principal Interests Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...at the corner of Jefferson and Canal streets, established in 1875, by Henry Epstein, and owned and operated since the death of the founder in 1901, by his sons under the name of Epstein Brothers. The capacity of the brewery is about 5,000 barrels yearly and of the bottling works, 1,000 barrels. THE PORTAGE HOSIERY COMPANY The Portage Hosiery Company, under the management of Ll. Breese, the widely known pioneer and public character, and his son, Ll. Breese, Jr., is an industry of wide fame and growing character. Its extensive plant is located on Mullett Street north of Wisconsin, and comprises an ofiice building 100x45, a mill 148x45, and two large warehouses, one of cement. The ofifice building is two and one-half stories with ofiice on second floor, while the balance of second floor and the entire lower floor are used for stock and finishing rooms. The first fioor of mill building contains the machinery for making yarns. On the second floor are the knitting machines, operating 185 machines and giving employment to a force of 185 hands, all experienced help. This is the only hosiery plant in Columbia County and one of the best equipped in Central Wisconsin, the works throughout being equipped with all conveniences, including electric lights. The productions comprise a full line of men's woolen hosiery and mittens, having a capacity of 500 dozen per day, which are supplied to the general trade throughout all northern states, from the Atlantic to the Pacific. The business is of long standing, having been established in May, 1880, as a private co-partnership. It was owned and conducted by Loomis, Gallett & Breese, merchants, and R. B. Wentworth, grain dealer, all of Portage. On January 28, 1893, the business was incorporated with...show more

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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236753526
  • 9781236753526