Industrialization - Jeffrey Manufacturing

Title

Industrialization - Jeffrey Manufacturing

Subject

Industrialization

Description

Now the State Library of Ohio, this building on 1st Avenue was once a Jeffrey Manufacturing factory.

In 1876, banker Joseph Jeffrey and several others formed a partnership to develop a machine to mine underground coal. In 1887, Jeffrey bought out the other partners and formed The Jeffrey Manufacturing Company. By the early 20th century, it was a national leader in the production of coal mining equipment. Jeffrey was known for its progressive employee relations. The company established a cooperative store that offered employees quality goods at fair prices, established an employee cafeteria, and formed the Jeffrey Building & Loan Association to assist employees in buying their own homes.

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Citation

“Industrialization - Jeffrey Manufacturing,” Teaching Columbus, accessed September 20, 2017, http://teachingcolumbus.omeka.net/items/show/116.