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Waterloo Foundry Waterloo

Bef 1886 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Waterloo Foundry Waterloo 
    Alternate Name 1864  Waterloo Foundry, Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jacob Bricker & Co. 
    Business 1864  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Waterloo Foundry 
    • Located on King Street, Waterloo
    Born Bef 1886  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Unknown 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I12  Businesses
    Last Modified 9 Sep 2012 

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  • Notes 
    • Waterloo Foundry, Bricker & Co., King Street, Waterloo - Was established by Mr. Jacob Bricker, father of the present senior member of the firm. It was started in a comparatively small way, and it required untiring exertions and a lively spirit of enterprise to build it up to important proportions; but those qualities were not wanting, as the result achieved testified. The business is now conducted by Messrs. Levi Bricker and E.W.B. Snider, under the firm title of Bricker & Co. The 38 years that have passed since the founding of the business have seen many extensions in the buildings to accommodate the increasing trade, until to-day their extent is as follows: Main building, 45x100 feet in dimensions and two stories in height; moulding shop and engine room, 50x80 feet, one story; blacksmiths' shop, 30x40 feet, one story; paint shop, 30x50 feet, one story frame; and implement shed, 34x100 feet, one story frame. In these employment is furnished to 40 skilled and competent workmen. The firm manufactures a general line of agricultural implements, including reapers, mowers, binders, threshers and hay binders, besides general job work and repairing. The work turned out at this foundry is of the very best description, superior in quality and perfect in finish, which has been the main cause in building up and retaining their extensive trade. The annual output of the concern is over $40,000. Both members of the firm are natives of Canada; Mr. Bricker, the senior member, being the practical man and supervising the work, while Mr. Snider attends to the financial and business affairs, the latter gentleman being a representative of the North Riding of Waterloo in the Local House. The industry they conduct is alike creditable to themselves and the town of Waterloo.1a

      1aIndustries of Canada Historcial and Commercial Sketches Hamilton and Environs 1886  

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Directory - ON, Waterloo - 1864 County of Waterloo gazetteer and general business directory for 1864 containing a brief historical and descriptive sketch of the county, townships, towns, villages and post offices ...