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Matchett's Baltimore Director for 1837
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Brush Making.— There are eight persons in the city engaged
in this line of business, and most of their establishments are on
a very large scale. Brushes were formerly one oi the articles
made in the Penitentiary, but we believe the manufacture has
been discontinued there.

Cabinet and Chair Making.— The products of these arfs arc
manufactured in large quantities, and many of them, especially
of the latter, are prepared for exportation.

Candle and Soap Factories.—There are eight or ten in Balti-
more, most of which are large establishments, and as we believe,
they produce the articles not only in abundance, but of a superior
quality. The Fancy and Windsor Soap Manufactory of the
Messrs. Hyde in Pleasant street, affords some exquisite speci-
mens oi these fashionable requisitions of the toilette.

Carpet Factories.— A large establishment fur ihe manufacture
of Ingrain carpeting is carried on by Mr. C. G. Conradt, in
Granny street, near the Falls. This factory can produce annu-
ally 50,000 square yards of an excellent quality.

Costor Oil Factory,—West Falls Avenue; George W. Wait,
proprietor: Chocolate, Ginger and Mustard are made in the same
works. The mill is moved by steam power.

Coach Making.—Splendid articles in this line of business are
produced in Baltimore. In this branch of the mechanic arts we
do not succomb to any other place on the continent, as it respects
beauty and durability of the workmanship. But one factory of
this kind deserves particular attention, on account of the extent
of its operations. Of this factory, (which is situated at the
corner of North and Monument streets,) Stockton and Stokes
are the proprietors. In this establishment water power is used
for various purposes connected with the business; it also gives
employment to about one hundred workmen and boys.

Coach Fringe, Lore and Cord Factories.—There are four in
the city; one in Water street, near Calvert, one in South, near
Baltimore street, one in South Charles street, and one in Lexing-
ton street.

Comb Factory.—A large comb factory, the property of M. De
Young, was in operation several years ago, at ihe corner of Lex-
ington and Eutaw streets. While those highly ornamented tor-
toise shell combs were in fashion, this manufactory produced a
great quantity, for the making of which it had all the requisite
machinery, some of which machinery was very complicated and

Chemical Works.—The Maryland Chemical Works, on the
south side of the basin, near Federal Hill, manufactures alum,
epsom salts, blue vitriol, yellow and green chrome, tartaric acid,
rochelle salts, and many other drugs. These works are on a very
large scale, and are sufficient to supply almost any demand. Be-
sides these, there are six or eight other establishments for similar
manufactures within the bounds of the city.


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