Cheshire to have new industry, Oakman Manufacturing will locate

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Crockery & Glass Journal

New York, NY, United States
vol. 44, no. 18, p. 44, col. 1


CHESHIRE, Mass., is to have a new industry. The Oakman manufacturing company, composed of Boston, New York and local capitalists, will locate at Cheshire and will use the fire brick works just north of the railroad depot for their plant, and will manufacture carboys, electrical insulators, glass novelties, etc., using oil and wood for fuel. The works will be started early in July with from forty to fifty hands, and later 100 hands will be employed, many of them to be women and light help. The Cheshire silex will be used, which is a guarantee that the glassware turned out will be of the finest quality. The officers of the company are: President Wingate P. Sargent, of Boston; secretary, James R. Powers, of Boston; treasurer, William Bowles Baldwin, of Pittsfield; superintendent, Samuel Oakman, of South Boston, who has had thirty years experience in the manufacture of glass.


Keywords:Samuel Oakman : Oakman Manufacturing Company
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:March 11, 2006 by: Bob Stahr;