Crawford County, Pennsylvania

History & Biography

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inventor which is world-wide.  As a gentleman of profound scientific attainments he has few equals.  The citizens of Meadville are justly proud to number among their townsmen a man of such wonderful inventive genius and whose depth of proficiency in the most intricate departments of practical science is held in the highest esteem both in this country and in Europe.  


    This is the oldest establishment of the kind in the city, and one of the oldest in North-western Pennsylvania.  It is situated on Pine street, upon the canal, and just south of the canal bridge, and has been in constant operation for upwards of thirty years.  Its proprietor is George B. Sennett, who employs thirty hands, and consumes 500 tons of metal annually.  Castings of all kinds are here manufactured, driving pipe for oil wells, Plows, &c.  Of the latter 500 are made yearly.  The Continental Brick Machine is also manufactured at these Works.  A large coal yard is operated in connection by the proprietor of this establishment, his extensive canal wharf affording every convenience for the business.  Mr. Sennett is one of the most active and enterprising manufacturers in the city.  The Superintendent of Eagle Foundry and Machine Works is Mr. W. W. Eastman.  


    One of the largest of our manufacturing firms is that of H. S. & F. W. Huidekoper, who own and manage the well known and popular Meadville Woolen Mills.  

    The mill is now making double and twist cassimeres for the New York, Philadelphia and Boston markets, in each of which cities their goods are sold, in competition with the Harris and Blackington cassimeres.  For their extensive home trade they make an endless variety of fancy cassimeres, flannels and blankets.  

    The office, sales room and wool room are in a three-story brick building on Chestnut street, and in the rear, fronting on Centre street, are the mill buildings, viz :  The main mill, three stories high ; the finishing and picker

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