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Manufacturers Index - C. Staples & Son
Last Modified: Jan 11 2018 9:58PM by joelr4
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      “C. Staples & Son occupy a two-story brick building, 115x40 feet, used as a pattern and machine shop, a two-story brick building 70x40 feet, used as a boiler shop, and a foundry 80 x 80 feet, the whole covering an area of 36,000 square feet, and located on Commercial and York streets, for the manufacture of castings of every description, steam engines, boilers, shafting, mill gearing, water wheels, bank, house and fire-proof safes, etc. The business was established by Charles Staples about 1818. This firm have one hundred employees, and turn out about sixty tons of castings per month. They have in process of construction two marine boilers weighing 28 tons each, to be used on the steamer New York, running on the St. Johns line. Their machinery consisting of lathes, planers, drills, milling machines, etc., is driven by two engines of 60 horse-power combined, with a horizontal tubular boiler of 70 horse-power, each of their own manufacture. Do business amounting to $150,000 per annum. Charles Staples, Charles Staples, Jr., George L. Damon compose the firm. ” (Quote from 1869.)

Information Sources

  • Webb's New England Statistical Gazetteer,1869, pg. 66