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j an | I in a a a I I TRIBUTE PAID TO , „ LOCAL iNBUSTRY American Macliinist Discusses Hamilton Shops. Great Prosperity Shown By All Manufactures. Mr. James P. Oarilncr's Inlcreslinx Report of The Industrial Conditions Found During His Recent Visit to This City. Sir. James F. Gardner, representing the American Machinist, was in the city in s t week Interviewing some of our hading msuufaclurcrs and he has contributed the following ;irtic- to his paper. As Mr. Gardner is dtoply interested iu manufacturers ami i!.';£ liL-i;ii of great assistance in pi'oniodiug foreign trade, aDd as ht e mieaiiito close contiot with all tho U:« leading manufactures iu tin west, this article will bo road with interest: Hamilton. Ohio, is n- prominent manufacturing point, from Cincinnati. 1 It has two lines of steam rail- load, which give it good shipping facilities to the east, west and south and au electric railway joins it to Cincinnati. In the improvement of maufacturing intere6ts throughout tho country in the last two years this city has shared. The number of men now employed hero in the manufacture of iron products is probably double the number atwork three years ago. Tbo Niles Tool Works now have 1,200 men against -!00 at one time. A good number of men are working at night on their large machine tools. While they are having a fair amount of export trade iu which shipments are being made to all tho important foreign coun- (ries, they are disposed to give attention to their home trade, as being the more profitable to them. They are turning out some of the largest planers made in the country. The Hooven, Owens & Ron (senior Company has upwards of 350 men employed. It has a night force working on its orders for-engines of 800 horse-power aud upwards. While having a heavy demand for large engines, it prefers orders for the smaller sizes, as being more profitable dusiuess. Iu au oil hand way it (intimates that this year's trade is so per cent better than that of 1897 aud 1898. The Bentel & Margedaut Company manufacturers of wood-working machinery, has found quite an increase iii its business for this year over what it was during the corresponding months in 1898, and it has been keeping some 300 men employed. In one I'ne ifc is just now a little off time for orders, and it not having quite so much to do as at an earlier season. The Long and AllBtattcr company found that, up to 1890, 1892 was the most prosperous year it had known in its experience, but its business for this year bids fair to double anything it has ever done before. It bas been doing a good export business, and inquiries and orders have come in every day. 11 is makiug shipments to Enssia, France, Scotland, Japau aud Germany, and a largo ono to Russia. Its homo trade has voiy greatly inuroastd, aud it lias been compelled lo refuso many orders, since it cr-unof fill them so promptly as ils customers desire! It has enlarged its foundry so it now iinvors J(!x20li feet, giving capacity for double tho former foundry output. It has put in two ;iii-tou cranes and added three new planers of large si/.e, several new drills, lathes and oilier tools. Tho Johnson Steel \Vnrks have now in list in their plant iu lioraine, Ohio, two large billot shears made by the Long and .-Vllstattor Company, each weighing aOO.OOO pounds. Tho company has orders ou hand which will koap it very busy for some thno to come. The Hamilton Machine Tool com. pauy has recently added a new brick building' In addition to its present -team plant It is installing a 150 •lorse-power engine, a 700-light generator and now bailors. It has iddt-d several new machine tools, iu'-ludiug plane)s, lathes and gear •utters. It ha? recently made large • hipmenls of lathes to Germany, Sweden, Italy and Japan,nnd in uow •vorking oa an order for lathes going o Milan, Italy. Its orders are in •reasiug from day to day, furnishing •mploynieiit to some 200 men, which 'orco will be increased ns may be icedfd, and it n running its work i^adily thirteen hours a day. The Hamilton Foundry aud Mach- uo Company is a concern started i«ro within tho last seven or eight .•ears. Having started iu slowly, it uis continued on, ami has been fa- ,-orod with a largo volnnm of busi- oi9, which hns boon enlarging as ha months have pasnvl by, and it is iolng tliroo times morn this year hnu at any time, slnco it has boon in

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  1. The Journal News,
  2. 07 Oct 1899, Sat,
  3. Page 2

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