Hersey Manufacturing Company.
The Hersey Manufacturing Company of South Boston, Mass., made a very creditable exhibit of their various manufactures, occupying a space of twenty by twenty-six feet, tastefully arranged to display sugar machinery, pumps, steam dryers and watchman’s clocks; also the products of their special machinery, which has received world-wide reputation in the several industries to which it pertains.
Prominent in this exhibit was a display of water meters and other appliances which form that part of the exhibit in whic“ our readers are most interested. A complete set of meters from five eighth inches to six inches inclusive was tastefully arranged on a tower in such a manner as to attract the attention of any one traveling in the vicinity of the exhibit. In addition to this the interior parts of the various sized meters were shown, and sectional models of both the Hersey and the disc meters were displayed. Together with these was a very complete exhibit of strainers, couplings and other water-works specialties belonging to this department of their extensive business.
The exhibit was in charge of J. E. Spofford, who was in constant attendance during the holding of the Fair to explain the various manufactures. A register was kept of all callers who were interested in the several devices. Amongst the numerous visitors were noticed many water-works officials who stopped to examine the machinery, not only those devices which pertained to their particular calling, but who apparently found interest in the several lines manufactured by this company. While Mr. Spofford devoted his whole time to the exhibit, the firm were represented at various intervals during the holding of the fair by members of the house as follows: Francis C. Hersey, treasurer of the company, received callers for a short period, and las. A. Tilden, general manager, and H. D. Win. ton, assistant manager, also made a visit to meet and entertain their callers.
This firm reports that they have realized direct benefit from their exhibit, quite beyond expectation, and as a result of the exhibit have secured an especially large foreign correspondence, which bids fair to fully repay them for their very excellent and well-kept display.
The assignment of space in Machinery hall annex, section 31, column T 53, proved a very desirable location. A very neat map of the fair grounds was issued by this company to their customers, upon which was clearly shown their position in the building. That these maps proved useful was proved by frequent calls for them, and by their appearance at the exhibit in a well-worn condition for renewal. We hope in a near issue to publish illustrations of this exhibit. It will please the many friends of the company to learn that the World’s Fair committee has awarded the company three medals, two for meters.