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Hagerstown: An Illustrated Description,

Updegraff, hosiery, furniture, Moller, mills Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


Probably the best known factory in Hagerstown is the Updegraff Glove Factory, giving employment to 80 or 100 operatives, and producing an enormous number of gloves of different grades and qualities, all of which are in great demand and possess a high reputation for excellence. The Updegraffs also keep a considerable number of hands engaged in the manufacture of clothing.

Three Hosiery Mills give employment to a large number of girls, and are rapidly assuming larger proportions. Three Sash and Planing Mills, not only supply a large local demand, but have a foreign trade and take contracts to erect buildings in many other towns. One of the most flourishing branches of industry is the manufacture of spokes and rims. There are several of these establishments, besides a mill for the preparation of timber for this purpose. The Shenandoah Valley railroad passing, as it does, through a heavily timbered country, furnishes abundant material.

The Hagerstown Furniture Works sells a large annual product of furniture, of all grades, up to the very handsomest. The walnut and other woods growing in the Cumberland and Shenandoah Vallies are among the very best in the United States for fine work. A Chair Factory near the town is in successful operation. The Moller Works for the manufacture of pipe and reed organs keep a number of highly skilled operatives employed. This concern has erected some very large organs in different cities, all of which have been very highly commended by competent judges.

The splendid water power of the Antietam and Conococheague creeks is utilized by large numbers of Flouring


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T. J. C. Williams

public domain


Collection Location:
Western Maryland Room, Washington County Free Library

Original Size:
22 x 14 cms

Hagerstown, Md., The Mail publishing company

Hagerstown (Md.)--Description and travel; Hagerstown (Md.)--History--19th century

Washington County (Md.), 1887

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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