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& Son, and has been continuous since that date. The successors to Jacob Foster & Son were Charles Foster, 1828; Foster, Lawrence & Co., 1833; Edward Lawrence, 1856; Braman, Shaw & Co., 1863; Shaw, Applin & Co., 1877; A. B. & E. L. Shaw, 1887. TheEdward Lawrence, 1856; Braman, Shaw & Co., 1863; Shaw, Applin & Co., 1877; A. B. & E. L. Shaw, 1887. The old firms of Foster, Lawrence & Co. and Edward Lawrence employed convict labor at the Massachusetts State Prison in Charlestown, but when Braman, Shaw & Co. succeeded to the business it was removed to East Cambridge. For the past ten years the preLawrence & Co. and Edward Lawrence employed convict labor at the Massachusetts State Prison in Charlestown, but when Braman, Shaw & Co. succeeded to the business it was removed to East Cambridge. For the past ten years the present firm have occupied the Geldowsky factory, and they employ from one hundred and fifty to two hundred hands. The firm do the largest business in the manufacture of fine upholstered furniture in New England, and have furnished some of the finest cEdward Lawrence employed convict labor at the Massachusetts State Prison in Charlestown, but when Braman, Shaw & Co. succeeded to the business it was removed to East Cambridge. For the past ten years the present firm have occupied the Geldowsky factory, and they employ from one hundred and fifty to two hundred hands. The firm do the largest business in the manufacture of fine upholstered furniture in New England, and have furnished some of the finest clubs, lodges, and hotels in the country, among the latter The Niagara at Buffalo, Hotel del Coronado of San Diego, Cal., The Imperial, The Netherlands, and The Savoy of New York city, The Walton of Philadelphia, and the Jefferson of Richmond, Virgin