Clipped From The Scranton Republican
EQUIP PLANT TO DO ENAMELING Is Jo Be Operated in Connection With Scranton Stove . , Works THOSE INTERESTED IN IT Stove Works Have Been In Operation Here For Last Fifty - Six Years ' A one - story wooden building, ninety feet wide and 180 feet In length has been erected on Jefferson avenue at New York street for the Scranton Enameling company, a new concern' organized with the financial backing of officers and stockholders of the Scranton Stove Works, to develop the enameling end of the business on a larger scale than was ever before attempted by the makers of Dockash stoves and ranges In this city. Contracts have been awarded to the Ferro Enameling, company, of Cleveland, O., for' installing three furnaces, blast and blower apparatus. One of the furnaces is practically complereil. It will have exterior walls of 'fire brick and construction of the nost modern type' throughput to meet requirements. The. two other furnacei are to be similar In size, and of the same material. It is expected that the new plant will be in operation by February 1. Enameling work at. the stove plant has previously been conducted principally with a view to taking care of operations entering into the manufacturing of the firm's products. Incl dentally a large number of enameling Jobs for other concerns could havt - been handled had there been adequate facilities for taking on more business. Recognizing the value of developing this end of manufacturing, the Arm took steps resulting in the formation of the Scranton Enameling company and the establishment of a branch to he given over exclusively to enameling work. Reach Around World. Reaching eround the world, Dockash stoves and ranges are In thousand" of homes giving satisfaction. While the yearly output of the plant has ever been Increasing, demand continues ahead of supply, demonstrating that there Is an endless call for the quality products, of the local industry. - Tbe volume of business transacted down through more than fifty - six years of time slnee the first stove was made In a building at Seventh and West Lackawanna , avenues, has not only broiif - tit prosperity to the firm, but advertised .its business and the city, far and wide. ' Tn 1893 the business was removed to its present location at Jefferson svenne and New York street. A healthy growth necessitated further expansion and new additions were erected until the grouj) of structures, covering several acres, represent the largest stove foundry In the United States. More than $8,000,000 fn wages have been paid nut to - employes since Its existence. The .yearly production has been from 15 000 to 18 000 stove? and ranges. Various estimates place the number in use at 1.500.000.