Milmine, Geo. R. (ed.) / Racine advocate city and county residence and business directory of Racine, Wisconsin
History of Racine, pp. -12 ff. PDF (2.1 MB)
RACINE ADVOCATE CITY There are four Founderies and Machine Shops; viz, J. I. CASE & Co.; A. P. DICKEY; S. FREEMAN, and the HARDWARE MANUFACTURING Co. The first named firm, make as has already been stated, thresh- ing machines, portable engines, horse powers, &c. Mr. A. P. Dickey, manufactures fanning mills, steam engines, farm impliments, &c. S. Freeman, boilers and florist's goods, and the Hardware Manufacturing Co., make a specialty of florists' goods, house trimmings and hardware in general. Employment is given by these firms to hundreds of per- sons, and thousands of dollars are paid out by them every Saturday, which finds its way into themoney tills of the merchants and tradesmen. In the manufacture of Sash, Doors and Blinds, as well as all kinds of builing material, H. W.WRIGHT and THOS. DRIVER & SON, are the leading firms. They do an extensive business in their line, employing large numbers of men and boys, and thus help to increase the manufac- turing interests of the city. The WINSHIP BROTHERS' PUmAS, Wind Mills, Washing Machines, &c., are know throughout the land and give universal satisfaction wherever they have been introduced. The Racine Pump is very cele- brated, and for miles around one or more of these may be found on every farm. The Cooper elastic rubber bucket pumps manufac- tured by J. M. JONES, are fast growing in popularity, and their general use is early anticipated. The RACINE BASKET MANUFACTURING COMPANY, has become a fixed fact, employing from twenty to thirty hands, and turning out baskets of every style and size. The baskets made at this factory are sold throught the northwest and give general satisfaction. Among the more recent manufactories established in Racine is the RACINE SILVER PLATE WORKS. At these works is manufactured every immaginable article for table use or ornament usually made of silver. Not only do they make new goods, but they do an extensive business in the way of re-plating. In the manufacturing of Boots and Shoes, Racine has already 8
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