CALVIN WELLS [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

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1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of Calvin Wells extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. Calvin Wells was born in Gebesee, NY in 1827. In 1850, Wells entered into a partnership with Dr. C. G. Hussey in the copper business with a mill and a warehouse in Pittsburgh. By 1852 they were in the bacon and pork business under the name of Hussey & Wells which occuppied them until about 1859 when they directed their efforts to the manufacture of steel. Mr. Wells sold his interest in this enterprise in 1876. From 1862 to 1884 Calvin Wells was engaged in the production of car springs for railroad cars and automobiles with Aaron French in the A. French Springs Company. In 1884 Wells moved on again with the acquisition of the Philadelphia Press, eventually making it one of the most influential newspapers in the country.

Title: CALVIN WELLS [Steel Engraved Portrait]

Author Name: Cushing, Thomas

Categories: Biography and Autobiography, 19th Century, Americana and American History,

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner Co.: 1889

Binding: Print

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 35303

Keywords: Pittsburgh Calvin Wells Pennsylvania History A. French Spring Company Philadelphia Press Hussey & Wells