HAYDENVILLE Massachusetts Hayden Brass Works and 50 similar items
More details about this item!!! NOTE !!! if the image(s) in the description shows a broken image icon(s), right click on the icon(s) and open in new tab to see the larger image(s). Manufactory of Hayden, Gere Co. Haydenville, Massachusetts Another Fine Quality Print from Martin2001 Print Specifics: Type of print: Steel engraving - Original vintage antique print Year of printing: not indicated in the print - actual: 1876 Publisher: Philadelphia, Porter Coates Condition: 1 (1. Excellent - 2. Very good - 3. Good - 4. Fair) Light age toning of paper. Dimensions: 7.5 x 10.5 inches, including blank margins (borders) around the image. Paper weight: 2 (1. Thick - 2. Heavier - 3. Medium heavy - 4. Slightly heavier - 5. Thin) Reverse side: Blank Notes: Green color around the print in the photo is a contrasting background on which the print was photographed. 1 inch = 2,54 cm. Narrative: The largest establishment in this country for the manufacture of brass work and plumbers' goods, is that of Hayden, Gere and Company, at Haydenville, a pleasant village on Mill river, in Massachusetts, on the extreme western border of the Connecticut valley, six miles from Northampton, on the line of the New Haven and Northampton railway. A hundred years ago, that region was an unbroken wilderness. The first settler there was John Miller, a stout beaver-trapper. The first mill erected on the site of Haydenville, for manufacturing purposes, was built by Daniel and David Hayden, in 1809, where, with Seth Thompson and Melitier Everett they began the manufacture of cotton-yarn with one hundred and twenty-eight spindles. The business was very flourishing during the war with Great Britain that soon afterward broke out, their yarn selling as high as one dollar a pound. When peace came the business declined, and in 1822, the mill was closed. Then the late ex-lieutenant governor, Joel Hayden (who died in 1873), nephew of the original mill-owners, with James Congdon, began the manufacture of power-looms in the old building. In 1851, Joel Hayden and A. D. Sanders began the manufacture of plumbers' goods on a small scale, occupying the button factory for the purpose Associated with them were Sereno Kingsley and Edward W. Gere, with the firm name of Hayden, Sanders Co. The business rapidly increased, and it was carried on extensively by Hayden, Gere and Company (Collins Gere) when, on the morning of the 16th of May, 1874, the Williamsburg dam from which water-power was supplied for manufactories, suddenly gave away. A destructive flood of water swept down the valley, demolishing many buildings and destroying about one hundred and fifty human lives, in the villages of Williamsburg, Haydenville and Leeds. The great establishment of Hayden, Gere and Company, consisting of nine brick buildings, was utterly destroyed. All that remained of the nine buildings was about one-half of the upper shop. The work of reconstruction immediately commenced, and the present buildings were erected, in which when in full operation, there are 400 persons employed, who produce about 1,000,000 worth of goods annually. Martin2001 Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy! Any print purchased from me may be returned for any (or no) reason for a full refund including all postage. seller since 1998. Five-star service. Powered by Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.
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