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Woodbury Brothers Shoe Factory

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R.H. & H.O. Woodbury Shoe Manufacturers was built in 1885.



Woodbury Brothers, wholesale manufacturers of Buskins and Slippers, and Women's and Misses" Boots and Shoes, Boston Office: 31 Lincoln Street. Factories: Beverly, Mass., and Cor. Park and Dover Street, Dover, N.H.- Shoe manufacturing is steadily increasing in New Hampshire, and present indications are that it will increase still more rapidly in the future, for manufacturers find that operations can be carried on in this State to excellent advantage, and it is becoming common for the leading Massachusetts concerns to establish branch factories here. The establishment conducted by Messrs. Woodbury Brothers can hardly be called a "branch," however, for the firm manufacture all their women's and misses' boots and shoes at this factory, the one in Beverly, Mass., being utilized for the production of buskins and slippers. Messrs. Woodbury Brothers rank with the leading boot and shoe houses of New England, their goods being very widely known among consumers and the trade. They have carried on operations in Beverly for about a score of years, and opened their Dover factory in 1886. This is located in a five story building, 236 x 40 feet in dimensions, situated on the corner of Park and Dover Streets. The plant of machinery in use is of the most improved type, and the power is furnished by a seventy five horse engine; the capacity of the establishment being 2,400 pair per day. Employment is given to 250 persons, and operations are carried on under the direct supervision of Mr. J.T. Woodbury. No trouble is spared to maintain the high reputation of the product, and as the firm are in a position to quote the lowest market rates they find no difficulty in disposing of the output.
    From The leading Business Men of Dover, Rochester, Farmington, Great Falls and Berwick by George F Bacon, published by Boston Mercantile Publishing Company,1890.

 

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