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‘ [352] York Evening Post,’ ‘Boston Herald,’ ‘Buffalo Evening News,’ ‘Chicago Herald,’ ‘Philadelphia Record,’ ‘Providence Journal.’ They also manufacture lubricant for motors and dynamos.

Riverside boiler Works.

The Riverside Boiler Works, Cambridgeport, occupy three buildings at 50 Harvard Street. The business was established in 1891, and the company is engaged in the manufacture of galvanized iron range boilers. The works have a capacity of fifty boilers per day, and twenty men are employed.

Standard brass Co.

The Standard Brass Co. was organized and incorporated May, 1894, with a capital of fifteen thousand dollars. The factory is located at Nos. 12-14 Osborn Street, Cambridgeport, and one hundred hands are employed in the manufacture of brass work, for water, steam, and gas, also for electrical lamp work. The value of the product is about one hundred thousand dollars per annum. Thirty thousand pounds of brass are melted in the foundry each month. F. J. Paine is president, and H. F. Hawkes treasurer of the company.

Bay State Metal Works.

The Bay State Metal Works was incorporated in May, 1893. The company manufacture copper and brass goods for plumbers' use. The capital of the concern is about thirty-five thousand dollars, and employment is given to seventy-five men. The value of the product is two hundred thousand dollars per annum. The officers are: Andrew W. Fisher, president; Joseph J. Devereux, treasurer; F. H. Holton, general manager. The works are located on Harvard Street, Cambridgeport. Lamb & Ritchie.

Making galvanized iron pipe was a slow process twenty-five years ago, and the product was unsatisfactory. When the seam was made the zinc coating cracked or broke off and exposed the iron or steel to rust; and for the same reason the short pieces could not be successfully soldered together to make pipe of suitable length. The pipe at best was unsightly, and it was a good workman who could make more than two hundred and fifty feet a day.

The first successful steps in the industry were not attempts to make pipe cheaper, but to make it better. The two objects were, however, closely allied, and it was not until power machinery was first successfully applied to making the different kinds of improved pipe by Lamb & Ritchie, of Cambridgeport, that the manufacture began its remarkable growth.

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