Handout 1 - Iron Manufacturers and Foundries
The Works of this Company are situated on their block extending from Meadow to River Street at its junction with Lighthouse Street.--The Foundry Building of brick is 75 by 100, lighted mostly from the top. The Boiler Factory now erecting is 40 by 50. The cupalo and machinery is driven by a fine engine constructed at the Cuyahoga Steam Furnace The warehouse, mounting and trimming shops, are to be on Light-house Street. The Company was organized about one year ago, under the General Manufacturing law of the state. -- They have been engaged up to this time in erecting their works and getting out patterns, &c. appertaining to business. The principal business of the Company will be to manufacture Stoves and Dryers invented and patented by J. R. Stafford of this city. Of the importance and utility of drying breadstuffs, malt, linseed meal, &C. by Mr. Stafford's machines, the readers of the Herald have heretofore been acquainted. The cooking stoves manufactured by the Company, under Mr. Stafford's patent, present the novelty of heating the bottom of the oven by air (not hot smoke) heated in chambers connected with the stove, thus avoiding flues, dampers, and other intricate paraphernalia which is usual to a cooking stove. Those who have used them, speak of them in the highest terms. They are adapted for the use of either wood or coal. The Company say that they will be prepared to supply Western merchants with an assortment of the ordinary stoves as extensive in variety and as cheap as may be had in the Eastern markets, either for cash or approved credit, on as long a time as may otherwise be obtained.-- This the Company will be enabled to do, as it is composed of some of our wealthiest merchants and citizens. Our advertising columns contain their advertisement.
This Company occupies the building formerly known as the City Furnace, on the corner of Light-house and Meadows Streets. The Company manufactures saw and flour mill castings, double and single engines, hydrostatic presses, turning lathes, &c. They have now in course of construction two propeller engines, one for the Ogontz, the other for the Indiana. It is being conducted by Messrs. McLelland & Baker, and employs about 30 hands.
This foundry was built last season. The main building is of brick, 102 feet long, 34 feet wide, and two stories high. There is also another building, of wood, connected with the main edifice, 90 feet by 74 1/2, which is occupied as a plow shop, patternroom, &c. All the arrangements are very complete and the work turned out is of a character which will well compare with any other here, or elsewhere done. The chief articles manufactured are mill geering of all kinds, steam engines, plows, and castings of all descriptions. Messrs. J. Franklin and Co. are the Proprietors, and about 30 hands are steadily employed.
The Cleveland Herald, 1846.