C. N. PERKINS AND COMPANY

C. N. PERKINS AND COMPANY

The business conducted at Lawrence, Mass., for many years by C. N. Perkins & Co. has been placed on a firm basis, through incorporation. The present company is known as the C. N. Perkins company, with Charles N. Perkins as general manager. The directors of the company include E. H. Archibald, of the Archibald Wheel company. A. B. Bruce, well known in Massachusetts political circles; A. F. Mack, a former mayor of Lawrence and vicepresident of the Arlington National bank; W. F. Rutter, and C. N. Perkins. Business is continued at the old stand: but constantly increasing growth necessitates a new location and a new plant, the site for which is now being considered. The business, however, will not be removed from Lawrence, Mass. The Perkins three-horse hitch, Perkins snaps, the Star fire extinguisher, and chemical lubricating nozzles are well known inventions of the manager. The company also holds the patent of the Carey playpipe and numerous other appliances which are being weli received by the departments. The company has now on hand, over $20,000 worth of orders, as Mr. Perkins has won an enviable reputation as a builder of trucks, combination wagons and straight chemicals by reason of the thoroughness he employs in construction and attention to details.

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This firm with headquarters at Lawrence, Mass., has been established for some time, and it now makes a variety of fine department apparatus, which have given much satisfaction wherever used. The firm consists of C. N. Perkins, D. J. Gallagher, and B. P. Cheney. Among the prominent work done by the firm this year are found the following: Largest ladder truck, having 410 feet of ladder, all equipments run by three horses for Lawrence; one for Keene, N. H., of same type, with chief’s buggy for Lawrence, and one for Everett; triple combination for Marlboro—the only one that has ever been built, embracing double chemical engine, thirty gallons each capacity, 270 feet of ladders, and 500 feet of hose. For Concord, Mass., the firm built a ladder truck, with 170 feet of ladders, and 500 feet of hose, and for Fairhaven a hook and ladder truck, with 160 feet of ladders, fire extinguishers, and all equipments for a firstclass truck. The firm has lately acquired the patents of the Carey playpipe, which, it is claimed, combines all the features of similar pipes on the market. Among these are the rod for ground work and hook for ladders, windows, and gutters. It swings laterally and lies close to the pipe. A number of these pipes have been sold and are giving satisfaction.