With the best quality of steel, (from the Cumberland Steel Works) at very low prices, manufactured in the city, saw and tool works would be assured successes. We argue, if a manufactory located in the New England States, using CUMBERLAND COAL, with all the added costs of handling and transportation, and their raw materials at much greater first cost than they can be obtained here, with shipping facilities no better than those possessed by this city, can be profitably conducted, the profits will be greater if the same manufactory were located here.
With car wheel iron and heavy timber of prime quality, at the low costs (quoted elsewhere,) we believe Cumberland to be a most desirable point for conducting car works. Spokes and hubs can be made cheaply here, and a ready market found for them as fast as manufactured.
With a pure sand in abundance, fuel at the low cost of $1.30 per ton, and fire brick of the very best quality at low prices, we confidently predict the successful establishment of glass works in this vicinity. Besides these leading interests many lines of manufacture could be successfully established to meet the special demands of the local trade of the city and vicinity. A cotton factory is now in operation within the city limits; and a boot and shoe factory, woolen mills, paper mills, stove factory, etc., if established here could find a market for their goods in the local trade of the vicinity.
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Mines and mineral resources, Maryland, Cumberland
Cumberland, Md., 1870s