History of Passaic and Its Environs; Historical-Biographical Volume 3

History of Passaic and Its Environs; Historical-Biographical Volume 3

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...rugs, furniture coverings, etc. In 1878 Mr. Friedlander decided to visit America, and accordingly set sail for New York City. Immediately upon his arrival in the metropolis, the young merchant succeeded in applying himself to his chosen line of work, and established his home in New York City, where five years later he became a fullfledged American citizen. Soon after settling in New York City, Mr. Friedlander secured employment with the firm of Adolph Bernheimer & Company, at Nos. 27-33 White street, which firm was chiefly instrumental in bringing to the town of Passaic the pioneer manufacturers and 'bleachers, Peter Reid and Henry A. Barry, both of whom had been for some time identified with the Somerset Bleach, Dye and Print Works of Somerville, Massachusetts, of which establishment Peter Reid was the bleacher and Henry A. Barry active in the capacity of solicitor for the establishment. The mem'bers of Adolph Bernheimer & Company were the pioneer cotton goods converters in this country. It was this same firm who "began converting "Grass Cloth," an article which was largely used at that time. Mr. Adolph Bernheimer, the senior member of thc Bernheimer firm, induced the Messrs. Reid and Barry to bring their line of industry closer to the city of New York by offering the Reid and Barry firm all of their 'bleaching and converting works at a practical and substantial margin. It was through this influence and practical business opportunity that not only invited, but practically started, the Reid & Barry Bleach, Dye and Print Works in the city of Passaic. Sometime later the firm of Adolph Bernheimer & Company, of New York City, was changed to Jacob S. Bernheimer 8: Brother, with W. S....show more

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  • Paperback | 274 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 494g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236829956
  • 9781236829955