Town of Sullivan Early Industries
Industry Product(s) Lifespan Notes
Chittenango Furnace & cast iron products, 1825-1890s Founded by Daniel Walrath & carried on after his death
Machine Shop sleighs, plows, (1856) by his son Peter. His "Chittenango Air Tight Stove"
cultivators, box & was long considered one of the best designs made. The fac-
cook stoves, turn- tory bldg. was later used by Ideal Cut Glass Co.
ings in wood &
Beard & Crouse millboard;wrapping 1830s-1888 Established as a sawmill by John B. Yates. Converted (1865)
Papermill paper into a papermill it burned (1888). (Chittenango)
Chittenango cloth & cotton 1867-1883 Founded by the Hintermister brothers, T.H. & Otto, on the
Cotton Co. products site of an older mill (built 1824 by John B. Yates).
Ebenezer Pennock bought the co. (July 1879) & worked with
Otto Hintermister to keep it going but it failed despite
improvements & enlargements.
Chittenango tableware & pot- 1897-early Organized with capital stock of $35,000, the stock had
Pottery Co. tery products 1930s been raised to $70,000 within 2 years time. Exhibited 700
dozen pieces of china at the Pan American exposition in
Buffalo (September 1901).
Peg Factory pegs late 19th The pegs were for holding wooden frame structures to-
century gether. Also manufactured shoemaker's pegs. (Bridgeport)
Match Factory matches late 19th Operated by Richard Brown. Matches were made by dipping
century the matchstick into melted brimstone.
Popenseak's Cigar cigars late 19th or Operated by Christopher Popenseak. His cigars were sold in
Factory early 20th local stores & in Madison's neighboring counties.
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Date: Tuesday, March 09, 1999 01:02 AM