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Bishop, J. Leander (John Leander), 1820-1868 / A history of American manufactures from 1608 to 1860 : exhibiting the origin and growth of the principal mechanic arts and manufactures, from the earliest colonial period to the adoption of the Constitution ; and comprising annals of the industry of the United States in machinery, manufactures and useful arts, with a notice of the important inventions, tariffs, and the results of each decennial census
Volume 3 (1868)

Manufactures of Rochester,   pp. 258-265


Page 265

LOCKPORT MANUFACTORIES.
Sadirons, etc. The Island Works, H. C. Silsby, Agent, make Steam
Fire Engines and Rotary Pumps. Mowing Machines, said to be very
superior, are made by E. F. Herrington; and Garden Implements, Po-
tato Hooks, and Corn Knives, by S. II. Brainard. Sash, Doors and
Blinds, are made with improved machinery by Powell & Milk, and Vene-
tian Blinds by HI. P. Westcott, who is the inventor of the only success-
ful machine that makes the slats for these blinds.
At LOCKPORT, a thriving town of 12,000 inhabitants, distant 21 miles
from Buffalo, there is a number of respectable, though no very remarka-
ble manufactories. The town possesses peculiar advantages for many
branches of manufactures, by reason of the vast water-power created by
the flow of water from Lake Erie as it passes around the locks and de-
scends from the Erie to the Genesee level. This power is now owned
by the Lockport Iydraulic Company, who dispose of it on liberal terms
and furnish buildings and shafting at a cheap rent to mechanics of mod-
erate capital. The most important manufactories already established
there are the Lockport Edge Tool Company, the foundries and machine
shops of the Holly Manufacturing Company, Race, Matthews & Co.,
Alexander Pound, C. G. Ilildreth, T. I. Baily & Son, the foundries of
Lemuel Gardner and R. Van Brocklyn, the Barrel and Stave factories
of B. & J. Carpenter, Hiram Benedict, William Norman, and Daniel
Ritson, the Shingle factories of G. D. Root & Son, and C. & H1. T.
Vandusen, the Saw Mills of D. A. Vanvalkenburg, 11. F. Cady, and J.
R. Edwards & Co., the Cabinet Ware manufactories of M. W. Evans
and Tucker & Beck, the Woolen Factory of L. N. Edwards, the Woolen
and Knitting Factory of J. L. Davison, the Flax Cotton Factories
of W. J. Daniels, President, and F. N. Nelson, the Paper Mills of G.
T. Crouch, the Plaster Mills of John W. Irving and F. J. Lavalley,
the Flour Mills of Harman, Cope & Co., Douglas & Jackson, A. H.
Smith, 11. Finch, J. Playter, William R. Moore & Co., and George I.
Elliott, the Distillery of Fletcher & loag, the Breweries of J. G. Nor-
man and J. C. Bowers, the Potash   anufactory of L. B. Stainthorpe,
the Shingle Machine Manufactory o w. W. Trevor & Co., the Soap
and Candle Factory of George Staint rpe, and the Lockport Gargling
Oil Company (George W. Merchant, Chemist).
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