A History of American Manufactures from 1608 to 1860...: Comprising Annals of the Industry of the United States in Machinery, Manufactures and Useful Arts, with a Notice of the Important Inventions, Tariffs, and the Results of Each Decennial Census, Volume 1

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On page 662 of this 1868 publication, a biography of printer Edward O. Jenkins describes the former Billin and Brother printing offices he then occupied. The article notes that the composing room had facilities for 60 compositors, and that Jenkins had 11 large presses in the press room. Some -- perhaps all -- of those presses were purchased from the Billins in 1860 when he bought out their printing business. 

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Page 136 - Grist-mills were erected in Western New York. Through all the vast region " Where wild Oswego spreads her swamps around, And Niagara stuns with thundering sound," the Mohawk, the Oneida, and the Seneca, pounded his maize and ate his unbolted meal in undisturbed possession of the "backwoods
Page 616 - That from and after the 24th day of June, 1750, no mill, or other engine for slitting or rolling of Iron, or any plating forge to work inch thick—15 cwt. 0 qrs. 4 Ibs., squares of seven eigths of an
Page 302 - also herein remembered and worthily for their encouragement commended, who buy the yarn of the Irish in great quantity and weaving it, return the same again into Ireland to sell. Neither doth their industry rest here ; for they buy cotton wool in London, that comes first from Cyprus and Smyrna, and at home work the same and perfect it into fustians,
Page 211 - windows were, and the window panes were of paper, Oiled to admit the light, while wind and rain were excluded." From a dwelling of this description, with its wooden chimney and floor of clay, with one or two apartments only scantily supplied with furniture, wherein the housewife plied her domestic employments by the light of a blazing log-fire, or a light-wood
Page 167 - which could be carried in a bag then formed the greater part of the intellectual nutriment ruminated by the country divines and country justices. The difficulty and expense of conveying large packets from place to place was so great that an extensive work was longer in making
Page 166 - rule. During the great battle of the Exclusion Bill, many newspapers were suffered to appear—the Protestant Intelligence, the Current Intelligence, the Domestic Intelligence, the True News, the London Mercury. None of these were published oftener than twice a week. None exceeded in size a single
Page 299 - England, till their zeal to promote the Gospel of Christ caused them to wander." Governor Winthrop also mentions their use of cotton :—" Our supplies from England failing much, men began to look about them, and fell to a manufacture of cotton, whereof we had
Page 292 - no man now thought he could live except he had cattle, and a great deal of ground to keep them ; all striving to increase their stocks." About the same time, we are told, a quart of milk could be bought for a penny.
Page 267 - me life, to try both, and hope the consequences will be as good Wine as any of the European countries of the same latitude do yield." * * * " Whatever tends to the promotion of the Wine, and to the manufacture of linen in these parts, I cannot but wish you to promote ; and the French people
Page 387 - originated on this occasion. The superior officers were sometimes accustomed to share their rations with the less fortunate soldiers and subalterns. The Baron's aids, on one occasion, invited a number of young officers to dine at their quarters, torn clothes being an indispensable requisite of admission. "Such a set of ragged, and at the same time merry fellows,

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