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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) 6 0 Browse Search
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uipped with all modern machinery necessary to carry on a large business. The lumber used in the construction of boxes is brought from Maine and New Hampshire, and about four million feet is used annually. Employment is given to sixty men. David Wilcox & Co. This business was established in Cambridgeport in 1860. The company manufactures fine-grade stiff, silk, and soft hats for the retail trade throughout the country. The capacity of the factory is from sixty to seventy dozen per day. One hundred and fifty hands are employed, and the weekly pay-roll is from fifteen hundred to two thousand dollars. The partners are David Wilcox, Elbert P. Wilcox, and F. R. Going. Howe spring-bed Co. The manufacture of spring-beds was established in Cambridge in 1854 by Tyler and Otis Howe, father and son. The elder Howe died in 1880, and the business was continued by his son until his death in 1891. It was then purchased by Melvin M. Hannum, the present owner. Three floors of a brick
c heating. American Electric Heating Corporation, 351. Electric hoists. Walter W. Field, 355. Electric lighting and power. Cambridge Electric Light Co., 373. Electric wires and cables. Simplex Electrical Co., 351. Engineering, mechanical. E. D. Leavitt, 356. Expanded Metal work. Eastern Expanded Metal Co., 351. Foundry. Broadway Iron Foundry Co., 350. Gas lighting. Cambridge Gas Light Co., 380. Glass. P. J. McElroy & Co., 393. Hats. David Wilcox & Co., 393. Hoisting-engines. Walter W. Field, 355. Miller & Shaw, 355. Hydraulic hose. Boston Woven Hose and Rubber Co., 366. Ladders and chairs. C. H. W. Moulton & Co., 394. Lubricants. Hall Brothers, 351. Machinery. Barbour, Stockwell Co., 346. Hall Brothers, 351. Miller & Shaw, 355. Rawson & Morrison Manufacturing Co., 348. James H. Roberts & Co., 355. Mats and matting. James A. Furfey, 393. Mill and laundry supplies. Alden Speare