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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) 5 1 Browse Search
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ge. The observatory was the only endowed scientific institution, and there the two Bonds—father and son —initiated the astronomical publications which have continued in such full measure. In the work of the Bonds we perceive the beginning of that careful physical study of the planets which has now become such an important part of astronomical research. In those early days, Cambridge, too, contributed a keen observer in Mr. Tuttle, whose wagon is tied to a star. After the Bonds came Professor Winlock, who greatly added to the mechanical equipment of the observatory. Few citizens of Cambridge who met this silent man occasionally on the streets knew his reserve power, or the great geniality which lurked beneath a taciturn exterior. I remember once borrowing two valuable prisms from him, when I was a green young instructor, which I succeeded in chipping. On returning them to him with great perturbation of spirit, he instantly said: Oh, I always intended to get Alvan Clark to reduc
Boston. Mr. Barbour had been in their employ for about eight years as clerk and paymaster. This office he resigned to take charge of the affairs of the new firm. The foundry just vacated by the Walworth Manufacturing Co. was leased of Messrs. Allen & Endicott, and a general jobbing business in gray iron castings was started. On the death of Mr. Allen his interest passed into the hands of Mr. Morrill, and on Mr. Morrill's retirement he disposed of all his share in the foundry to Mr. John P. Winlock, who had for seven or eight years been foreman of the foundry. In 1890 the foundry, the Allen & Endicott business in Cambridge, and the old Denio & Roberts business in Boston, were merged into one concern under the name of Barbour, Stockwell & Co. Contemplated improvements in the building of Messrs. Allen & Endicott, as well as the necessities for larger facilities for turning out work, forced the concern to seek new quarters. A lot of land containing a little over two acres, an
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