Richland County Shelby Chapter
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RIB MANUFACTURING CO.
The Rib Manufacturing Company, the newest enterprise in the village
just recently started, is employing about forty people. Their
at the present time will be the manufacture of Hulls Patent
Rib, which is a very unique, modern and highly approved
in the manufacture of umbrellas.
They are also chartered broad enough so that they may engage
production of anything made from metal, wood, leather or paper,
they anticipate making other novelties. They now have in view
of a patented woven steel dress rib and stay, and also
for the production of superior bicycles.
The factory is very favorably located, with offices in the main
company hope, however, in the near future to build same independent.
floor space occupied by them is about 18,000 square feet, with
engine and boilers sufficiently large to drive another factory
are capitalized for $100,000 with $90,000 paid in. The officers
Cockley, Pres.; R.P. Hull, Vice-Pres. & Genl Mgr. and
H.K. Beck, Secy. and
- from The Republican Industrial Edition - 1897.
contributed by Ruby Bonecutter
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