of New Jersey
CITIES AND TOWNS HAVING ONE HUNDRED POPULATION
OR MORE; BANKING, RAILROAD, POSTAL AND EXPRESS
FACILITIES; ALSO, ALPHABETICALLY ARRANGED
LIST OF MANUFACTURED ARTICLES,
WITH NAMES OF FIRMS AND LOCATION OF FACTORIES PRO-
COMPILED AND PREPARED
Chief of the
BUREAU OF STATISTICS
TRENTON, N, J.
Trenton (G6), Mercer County.
On the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Philadelphia and Reading Railway, also the Delaware and Raritan Canal. Stations of both roads near the principal business sections of the city. Population, 73,307. A banking town, eight banks. Money order post-office and telegraph stations of all companies. Express service, Adams and United States Companies. Tax rate, $2.15.
The city of Trenton, capital of New Jersey, is situated the Delaware River at the head of navigation, thirty-three miles from Philadelphia and fifty-nine miles from New York.
Fine iron bridges connect it with Morrisville and the fertile farm lands of Bucks county, Pennsylvania. Covering an apex in the Delaware River, it has a widely extended water front upon that stream.
There is an excellent sewerage system, good water supply owned by the public, a paid fire department and efficient police protection, electric and gas lighting, trolley roads running to all parts of the city, numerous local and long distance telephone stations, well-paved streets, and all other conveniences of a large modern city.
There are forty-eight churches, embracing every religious denomination. The public schools include a high school and twenty subordinate schools, besides which the State Model and Normal Schools, with awards of 1,000 pupils, is located here. In addition to these there are three business colleges, seven parochial schools, and more than a dozen private schools.
An active and energetic Board of Trade looks after the business interests of the city, and there are many Building and Loan Associations that places the acquisition of homes within reach of workingmen.
Trenton is preeminently a manufacturing city. Thirty-six potteries, among them some of the largest in the country, make all classes of ware, from common drain pipe to the finest china. Tile manufactories and many brick yards, the products of which are the finest in their line, are also here. Iron and steel works, woolen mills, rubber and oilcloth factories, and large breweries, each employing hundreds and in some cases thousands of skilled workman at good wages, are other representative industries. Here also are located the great iron works of the Roeblings, builders of the bridge between Brooklyn and New York.
Trenton is famous for the liberal encouragement its Board of Trade extends to new industries seeking a location within the city limits. Factory sites of any size in choice positions, with every possible advantage of proximity to the railroads, are offered at merely nominal prices, and in case of particularly desirable industries financial assistance is given in the form of subscriptions to capital stock.
The facilities for transportation are not surpassed elsewhere in the entire country. Rents and costs of living are very low, as are also taxes for the reason that probably no municipal government in New Jersey is more economically administered than is that of Trenton.
The labor force includes the most skilled mechanics in every line of industry, and is singularly free from the influences that disturb workmen in some other large centers of manufacturing industry.
The following is a list of the principal manufacturing establishments now in operation:
American Saw Company, manufacturers of saw and wrenches; employs 50 persons.
Providential Tile Works, manufacturers of glazed and vitrified tilts; employs 50 persons.
Trent Tile Company, manufacturers of glazed and vitrified tile; employs 300 persons.
Spracklin Boiler add Machine Company, manufacturers of boilers and tanks; employs 10 persons.
Hugh Armstrong, manufacturer of packing boxes; employs 17 persons.
W. F. Yard, manufacturer of paper boxes; employs 35 persons.
People's Brewing Company, manufacturers of lager beer; employs 75 persons.
Donohue & Nolan, manufacturers of brick; employ 65 persons.
Henry C. Kafer & Company, manufacturers of bricks; employs 75 persons.
Trenton Red Front Brick Works, manufacturers of red brick; employs 65 persons.
Fell &, Roberts, manufacturers of building brick; employs 118 persons.
Fitzgibbon & Crisp, manufacturers of wagons and carriages; employ 30 persons.
Charles C. Carll, manufacturers of cornices and metal roofing; employs 28 persons.
Trenton Brass and Machine Company, manufacturers of brass and iron plumbers’ goods; employs 28 persons.
William McFarland, manufacturer of chilled iron wire dies; employs 10 persons.
Trenton Malleable Iron Company, manufacturers of malleable castings; employs 226 persons.
American Lamp & Brass Company, manufacturers of lamps; employs 150 persons.
Trenton Lamp Company, manufacturers of lamps; employs 216 persons.
The Crossley Manufacturing Company, manufacturers of clay working machinery; employs 84 persons.
Reeves Machine Company, manufacturers of engines and machinery; employs 38 persons.
William R. Thropp, manufacturer of engines and machinery; employs 45 persons.
John E. Thropp & Sons, manufacturers of engines and machinery; employ 79 persons.
Trenton Oil Cloth and Linoleum Company, manufacturers of oil cloth and linoleum.
Bloom & Godley, manufacturers of spring mattresses; employ 80 persons.
Eastern Metallic Cushion Company, manufacturers of couches; employs 11 persons. I
American Porcelain Works, manufacturers of porcelain doorknobs; employ 37 persons.
Artistic Porcelain Company, manufacturers of doorknobs and castor wheels; employs 38 persons.
Brian Pottery Company (Inc.), manufacturers of porcelain for electrical purposes; employs 41 persons.
Ceramic Art Company, manufacturers of Belleek vases; employs 44 persons.
Columbian Art Pottery Company, manufacturers of china and earthenware; employs 45 persons.
Economy Pottery Company, manufacturers of sanitary earthenware; employs 8 persons.
Egyptian Pottery Company, manufacturers of sanitary earthenware; employs 48 persons
Eureka Flint and Spar Mills, flint, spar and Cornwall stone; employ 40 persons.
Greenwood Chi.......... na Company, manufacturers of chinaware; employs 202 persons.
Greenwood Pottery Company, manufacturers of vitrified chinaware; employs 237 persons
International Pottery Company, manufacturers of white granite earthenware; employs 171 persons.
Keystone Pottery Company, manufacturers of sanitary earthenware; employs 123 persons.
John Maddock & Sons, manufacturers of sanitary earthenware; employ 117 Persons.
Thomas Maddock & Sons, manufacturers of sanitary earthenware; employ 265 persons.
Maddock Pottery Company, manufacturers of earthen and chinaware; employs 212 persons.
Monument Pottery Company, manufacturers of plumbers’ porcelainware; employs 18 persons.
Monmouth Pottery Company, manufacturers of porcelainware; employs 22 persons.
The John Moses & Sons Company, manufacturers of china and porcelainware; employs 176 persons.
James E. Norris, manufacturers of earthen and chinaware; employs 273 persons.
The Sanitary Earthenware Specialty Company, manufacturers of sanitary earthenware; employs 50 persons.
Standard China Works, manufacturers of porcelain trimmings; employs 24 persons.
Trenton Fire Clay and Porcelain Company, manufacturers of plumbers' porcelainware; employs 140 persons.
Trenton Potteries Company, manufacturers of earthen and chinaware; employs 812 persons.
Willets Manufacturing Company, manufacturers of earthen and chinaware; employs 300 persons.
The Electric Porcelain Company, manufacturers of porcelain for electrical purposes; employs 32 persons.
Crescent Packing and Belting Company, manufacturers of mechanical rubber goods; employs 70 persons.
Empire Rubber Manufacturing Company, manufacturers of mechanical rubber goods.
United & Globe Rubber Company, manufacturers of mechanical rubber goods; employs 153 persons.
Grieb Rubber Company, manufacturers of rubber soles and heels; employs 78 persons.
Hamilton Rubber Manufacturing Company, manufacturers of rubber hose, belting and packing; employs 138 persons.
Home Rubber Company, manufacturers of mechanical rubber goods; employs 145 persons.
James B. Hunt Manufacturing Company, manufacturers of rubber goods; employs 60 persons.
Mercer Rubber Company, manufacturers of mechanical rubber goods; employs 88 persons.
Joseph Stokes Rubber Company, manufacturers of reclaimed rubber and cotton hose; employs 105 persons.
Trenton Rubber Manufacturing Company, manufacturers of mechanical rubber goods; employs 128 persons.
Whitehead Brothers Rubber Company, manufacturers of rubber hose, belting, etc.; employs 67 persons.
New Jersey Steel & Iron Company, manufacturers of structural iron work; employs 708 persons.
John A. Roebling's Sons Company, manufacturers of steel wire rope; employs 2,250 persons.
Trenton Iron Company, manufacturers of rods, wire, wire rope and machinery; employs 490 persons.
DeLaval Steam Turbine Company, manufacturers of turbine wheels and machinery; employs 70 persons.
Trenton Watch Company, manufacturers of watch movements and parts; employs
New Jersey Wire Cloth Manufacturing Company, manufacturers of wire cloth, netting and lathing; employs 205 persons.
C. V. Hill & Company, manufacturers of refrigerators and store fixtures; employs 32 persons.
Colonial Woolen Mills, manufacturers of woolen and cotton goods; employ 46 persons.
John Williams Manufacturing Company, manufacturers of flannels and cassimeres; employs 131 persons.