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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 Cincinnati, Ohio,   pp. 459-467


Page 467

CANTON AGRICULTUIL1 DIPLEMENT WORKS.           467
facture of what is now known as "Ball's New American Harvester."
The buildings are mostly of brick, very substantially constructed, and
have an aggregate area of nearly sixty thousand square feet. The
rooms, of which there are some seventeen in number, are equipped
with machines and tools of the best description, with capacity for turn-
ing out six thousand machines per annum. The most careful supervi-
sion is exercised in all parts of the work ; skilful mechanics and the
best materials only are employed, and the result is a finely finished
machine, which has attained extraordinary popularity.
As Ball's Harvester is manufactured in several other places in the
United States under license from the inventor, whose patent revenue
amounts to a large sum annually, it is believed that fully ten thousand
were made in the United States in 1865.


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