Hagerstown: An Illustrated Description,
in that particular branch to close, but such a fate is hardly likely to befall all at the same time. Articles manufactured in the town may be enumerated as follows: Steam engines, grain separators, clover hullers, grain drills, wheat fans, saw mills, and all kinds of castings and foundry work ; paper, print and supercalendered book, bone fertilizers, gloves, hosiery, clothing, shoes, sash, doors and other wood work, bee hives, spokes and rims, furniture, mattresses, paper boxes, chairs, reed and pipe organs, patent medicines, washing machines, carriages and wagons, cigars, flour, brooms, rag carpets, rope, pottery, brick, &c. This list goes to show the varied character of the products of the town.
The largest manufactory in the town is the Steam Engine and Machine Works, giving employment to a considerable number of hands. This company manufactures engines and boilers, grain separators, clover hullers, grain drills, &c. It has a capital stock of $70,000 and owns a large block of valuable city property, adjacent to the tracks of several roads.
The Hagerstown Iron Works manufactures saw mills, &c, and also does a general repairing business. The Antietam Paper Mill is located on the Antietam, getting an abundant supply of pure spring water, which enables it to manufacture paper of the purest whiteness. It is a large mill and the annual output is great. The enormous quantity of chemical fertilizers used around Hagerstown and the facilities for reaching other sections using equally large quantities, make it a good place for Fertilizer Mills, and there are consequently two, manufacturing large quantities and maintaining a high reputation for the character of the products.
T. J. C. Williams
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Hagerstown (Md.)--Description and travel; Hagerstown (Md.)--History--19th century
Washington County (Md.), 1887