Hagerstown: An Illustrated Description,
Mills, which not only supply the home market with the very best of flour, but convert a large part of the surplus wheat into flour, which is shipped to New York and Baltimore. A great deal of it goes from these cities to supply the South American market. All of these mills now use the roller process, and the Hour they manufacture has no superior anywhere made from winter wheat. Mentzer's Bindery and Box Factory gives employment to a considerable number of hands, many of whom are girls. The output of paper boxes is very large. There are no less than ten cigar factories — each one of them manufacturing a very large number of cigars. Also, a factory which supplies them with boxes. Five Brick Yards supply the home demand. Lately machinery has been introduced to make pressed bricks, with a most excellent result. A large Broom Factory is also in active and prosperous operation. Dr. D. Fahrney & Sons' Laboratory for the manufacture of patent medicines, is a feature of the manufacturing business of the town It was organized in 1881, since which time they have used a half million of bottles and have distributed free, over that number of their advertising patent memorandum books. They keep two printing presses at work and have given away to storekeepers 1,500,000 paper bags. Their annual output represents a large sum.
The Hagerstown Mattress and Upholstering Company, for the manufacture of various kinds of mattresses and furniture upholstery, gives employment to a large number of operatives.
The following not enumerated above may be mentioned—Rag Carpet Makers, Pottery, Bee Hive Factory,
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Hagerstown (Md.)--Description and travel; Hagerstown (Md.)--History--19th century
Washington County (Md.), 1887