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1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of John F. Jennings 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. John Fleninken Jennings was one of the hard working pioneers who laid the foundations of manufacturing and commercial activity. Early in life he applied himself to learning the printing trade and became expert in that field. In 1833 he moved to Pittsburgh and followed his trade in printing until 1837 when he took a position as bookkeeper and general manager of Eagle Cotton-Works. In 1845 he and William Coleman and James W. Hailman formed the firm of Coleman, Hailman and Co. for the manufacture of springs and axles for carriages and wagons. This was one of the earliest endeavors to produce steel in Pittsburgh. Jennings sold his interest and then established a new firm which became Sheffield Steel. The Hon. Felix Brunot became a partner in the new enterprise. They became the largest and most successful manufacturers of steel plows in the region. During the Civil War, Mr. Jennings put great effort into supporting the Union cause and promptly raised a company of volunteers including his own son in Allegheny City.
Title: JOHN F. JENNINGS [Steel Engraved Portrait]
Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner Co.: 1889
Book Condition: Very Good
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 35317
Keywords: Pittsburgh Pennsylvania History John F. Jennings Allegheny County