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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 Buffalo,   pp. 266-273

Page 273

make Turner's Ginger Wine, of which over 300,000 gallons have been
sold in a single year. They make 23 different kinds of Wines and
Cordials, and furnish employment to a large number of persons during
a portion of the year in gathering fruits and berries, of which the con-
sumption is enormous. In connection with the Buffalo house, which has
been established about 18 years, this firm have a manufactory in the city
of New York, and another in San Francisco. Their wines are a staple
article, and are shipped largely to Europe, the West Indies, and South
White Lead.-There are two White Lead factories in Buffalo, those
of THOMPSON & Co., founded in 1843, and the Niagara White Lead
Company, established in 1852-G. T. WILLIAMS, President, and S. G.
CORNELL, Secretary. Each of these makes about 1200 tons of White
Lead per annum, and the aggregate product, instead of being $63,000,
as returned by the census-takers, is about $300,000.
Buffalo has for several years contained, in the establishment of F. S.
PEASE, one of the largest and most noteworthy Oil manufactories in the
Union, but recently important additions have been made to this branch
of manufactures by the erection of several establishments for Refining
crude Petroleum. We believe there are no less than eleven of these
Oil Refineries now in operation in Buffalo.

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