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The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 9 1 Browse Search
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odge could afford to devote to it. In the spring of 1884 he took in another associate, and Mr. J. Edwin Davis became treasurer of the new corporation then formed with a capital of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, but retaining the old name. Mr. Davis has ever since been treasurer and manager, and to his energy, adaptability to his new conditions, and unusual business intelligence, as welltput reaching many million feet,—the energy of Mr. Cowen, responding to the demand created by Mr. Davis, gradually extended the scope of its business, and belting, packing, gaskets, mould-work, mech be said that a young man undertakes the management of a business within a year of graduation (Mr. Davis is a Harvard ‘83 boy), and builds it up to so high a plane, without a single period of relapseildings and machinery. The men who have made the concern so prosperous are Robert Cowen and J. Edwin Davis, as for some years past Colonel Dodge, though retaining the presidency, has been much absent