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Matchett's Baltimore Director for 1837
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27

Tabb, exhibiting a view of the Water Power now occupied in and

near Baltimore.
On what streams Located.

On glancing an eye over the preceding fable, it will probably
occur to the reader that notwithstanding there is much water
power taken up, a good deal remains out of use. In this suppo-
sition he will be right: the waters of Jones's Falls are very abund-
ant and but little affected by drought. The head of this stream
is 300 feet above tide water, at 15 miles from Baltimore. Gwynn's
Falls head about 20 miles from Baltimore, 680 feet above tide.
On Patapsco river, there are a number of convenient mill-seats
unoccupied; and probably the other streams afford similar oppor-
tunities. The capital invested in the flour mills on the aforesaid
streams is said to be about $1,200,000. Four of these mills can
each make 200 barrels of flour in twenty-four hours; and they
average from 16,000 to 18,000 barrels annually. There are
seven others which average from 11,000 to 13,000 barrels in a
year. These latter can make from 100 to 120 barrels in twenty-
four hours. Fourteen other mills average about 9,000 barrels per
annum, and four others about 4,000 each. The remaining flour
mills are various in magnitude and power; most of the mills here
mentioned are reported to be of the most excellent construction
that skill, ingenuity and experience could devise.

Oil Cloth Manufactory.—By Dennison & Conain, South High
street. See advertisement.

Planing and Grooving Mill,—One, worked by steam power, is
now situated near Light street wharf, in Barre street. It belongs
to a company.

Potteries.—This ancient and useful mystery engages the in-
dustry and talent of a number of persons. There are eight pot-


 

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