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Matchett's Baltimore Director for 1837
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ceed to a consideration of the principal "Manufactures of Balti-

Agricultural Implements.—A manufactory of these useful arti-
cles is carried on, in connection with a seed store, by Jonathan
Eastman, No. 76 Pratt street. Another extensive factory of all
kinds of Agricultural Implements, &c. is carried on by Messrs.
Moore & Maynard in Light, near Pratt street. It is connected
with the seed store of Mr. R, Sinclair, Jr. and also with the
extensive nursery of fruits, flowers, and ornamental trees, under
the management of Mr. R Sinclair, Senr., at Claremont, about
three miles from Baltimore.

Bakeries,— Several large manufactories of crackers and ship
biscuit are in operation in different parts of the city. The pro-
cess of manufacturing crackers his been greatly improved and
facilitated by recent inventions. The bread bakeries, of course,
are numerous, the latter are carried on in this city chiefly by Ger-
mans or persons of German extraction.

Breweries.—1st Claggett's, in Water street, near the Falls,
manufactures annually, on an average, beer, porter and ale to the
amount of - - - - - 10,500 bbls.

Samuel Lucas, corner of Hanover and Washington
streets, - 7,000

George French, Camden street, do. do. 1,000

Joshua Medtart, (or Saratoga Brewery,) west end
Saratoga street, - 5,000

Total, 23,500

Besides these, there are several minor breweries, the amount
of whose manufactures, we have not been able to ascertain.

Brick Making.—This branch of business has of late years
become one of pecular interest to the citizens of Baltimore, as
it presents a mean of profitable enterprise which at one time
could by no means have been anticipated. Mr. Griffith, in his
Annals of Baltimore, tells us that the first brick houses erected in
this city were composed of the imported material. So remarka-
ble a change has taken place in these matters, that the city of
Baltimore now exports large quantities of this article, manufac-
tured in her immediate vicinity. The clay in the neighbourhood
of Baltimore is so admirably adapted to this manufacture, that
the bricks of Baltimore are universally admitted to be the very
best in the country; and this fact is sufficiently evident from the
circumstance (hat the fronts of all the best houses in Boston,
New York, Philadelphia, and the other large cities on the sea
are built of Baltimore made bricks. It is not to be wondered at
therefore, that the amount of this manufacture, has greatly in-
creased within a few years, and that it is still rapidly in the
advance. The principal brick makers in Baltimore are Messrs.
Berry, Childs and Phillips, Samuel Moore, Wm. Krebs, Reese,
Burns and Russell.


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