Shenango Machine Works

Shenango Machine Works


The Shenango Machine Works, limited, are owned by Daniel Eagan, Frank Buhl, Joseph Riddle and Samuel McClure. The works were formerly constructed by William McGilvray & Co., by whom it was purchased in 1854. At that time it was a woolen factory, but was changed at once to a foundry and machine shop, known as the Sharon foundry. Mr. McGilvray carried on the business successfully until his death, July 5, 1877. In March, 1881, Daniel Eagan and Samuel McClure purchased the property, and in 1883 the present company was organized, with a capital of $40,000. The plant occupies three acres, on which are erected the buildings, seven in number. The foundry is commodious, being a brick structure 50x80, with a wing 30x30. The machine and pattern shop is a large building, originally put up for a woolen-mill. It is three stories high, and is 34x80 feet. The pattern house a one story building, 30x50 feet. The officers are Frank Buhl, president, and Daniel Eagan, secretary, treasurer and general manager. 

History of Mercer County, 1888, page 197

Biography of Samuel McClure



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