Town of Hamilton Early Industries
Industry Product(s) Lifespan Notes
Parker & Gardiner cabinets 1850s-1864 Specialized in cabinets & other household furnishings.
J. H. Severence cigars 1860s-1870s Manufacturers of all kinds of cigars, & a dealer in many va-
rieties of tobacco, pipes, & snuff. (Hamilton)
Jerome Gray snowplows, road 1870s Gray, patentee of the self-adjusting felt weatherstraps,
scrapers, self- opened this manufactory in 1870. (Hamilton)
Sash, Door, & Blind wooden sashes, 1872-late 19th The factory was established in 1872 by John Harmon &
Factory doors & blinds century Charles Stringer. In 1875 Washington E. Brown purchased
Harmon's share & in 1876 Brown sold to Stringer. The fac-
tory's machinery was propelled by a twenty-five horsepower
C. L. Cotton Perfumery perfumes 1878-eqrly 20th C.L. Cotton founded his company as an extract & durg
& Extracts century company. Incorporated (1893). (Earlville)
Earlville Furniture Household 1882-1896 Founded by S., E.C., & G.D. Bentley of New Berlin. Fac-
Works furniture tory bldgs. completed in 1892, but closed 4 years later.
Parsons Low-Down lowslung wagons 1887-early 20th Founded by J. R. Parsons. (Earville)
Wagon Co. century
Hamilton Wire wire cloth mid-late 19th Frank Root was president of this company which burned
Cloth Co. century (1895).
Arnold Furniture household fur- late 19th The Arnolds moved their company here from Fayetteville
Co. niture, desks century (1890s). (Earlville)
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Date: Monday, March 08, 1999 08:16 AM