History of Quincy and Its Men of Mark

History of Quincy and Its Men of Mark

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...he still further perfected it, and since then the demand for them has been so constant and increasing, that some thirty mechanics have been employed in their manufacture. They are now to be found in every state and territory in the Union, and also throughout the Canadas, and are acknowledged everywhere to be the Superior of every invention of the kind in use. In 1867, Messrs. Gardener & Eobertson opened the first machinists' and manufacturers' supply store, and in 1869 enlarged the same considerably. This year they also purchased the extensive hardware and iron store Of Charles E. Allen, and consolidating the business of both houses into one, are conducting the same successfully in the last named house, on Maine street, where with their thorough knowledge of the wants of the trade, and their practical familiarity with the business, a career of prosperity undoubtedly awaits them. In addition to his efforts as a mechanic and inventor Mr. Gardner has also been prominent for his services in behalf of the social advancement of our city, and few men have labored more assiduously than him to elevate the morals and improve the religious status of Quincy. CHAIRS. Two extensive chair factories are now in operation and meeting with fair success. They turn out work of a superior style and finish, and have little difficulty in disposing of the same. The firms operating the establishments are: --F. C. Westermann, and H. Laake & Co. ENGEAYING. Three firms do the engraving for the city, and asi they are all experts at the work, satisfaction is rendered. The firms are: John Hobrecker; II. Hulseman, and Ottman & Folger. MATCH FACTORIES. Among new enterprises recently started here is the manufacture of matches, in which Yon X. Widenbauer and John...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236585097
  • 9781236585097