JAMES B. CLOW & SONS.
Eternal vigilance is the price of success in any business, and nowhere is this spirit better illustrated than in the rapid growth of James B. Clow & Sons, whose wares are known from the Atlantic to the Pacific and from Halifax to Cuba and in the leading foreign countries. Their manufacturing operations cover a very broad field, and to what extent is best illustrated by turning over the leaves of the Clow catalogue, a book of more than Koo pages, embracing waterworks material of all kinds, steam goods, Buena radiators. Volunteer steam and iiotwater boilers, Triumph heaters, wrought iron, soil and sew r pipe, malleable, cast iron and brass fittings, gas waterheaters, C.asteam radiators, gas heating stoves, sinks, bathtubs. Adamar.tnse. marble and enameled iron lavatories, Madden closets, 1 lie World’s Best, urinals, showerbaths. hydrotlierapeutie apparatus, hospital goods, etc. I he company has issued a special catalogue, which will be of parti *i I T interest t-> waterworks superintendents and those interested in municipal affairs, since it shows east iron pipe and specials. F.ddy valves, valve-boxes, drinking fountains, lampposts, manhole frames, covers in fact, everything in cast iron needed to equip a city. At Chicago and Newcomerstown, Ohio, is carried a large stock of cast iron pipe and specials for immediate equipment. The Clow Ohio plant is provided with the latest machinery for turning out all their productions, and the visitor who goes there is greatly impressed with the ” I-will-spirit manifested in every department. Idle cupolas belching forth flames and smoke night and day, tell the tale of a very busy place. The Clow building at Chicago—a modern seven-story fire-proof structure—is located at Harrison street and the Chicago river, with excellent trackage facilities for getting out ma terial promptly. A large electric crane of many tons’ capacity is used to load and unload the cars and the wagons. The company maintains an up-to-date catalogue, advertising and drafting department, and the beautiful catalogues coming from the Clow Press are constant reminders of the high standard maintained by this company in the issuing of its printed matter. It ylso publishes a monthly house-organ known as “The Clow Bulletin” -a publication dedicated to the promotion >f sanitary science, especially relating to the departments of architecture, drainage, ventilation. steam and Iiotwater heating, municipal and institutional sanitary reform. The headquarters of the company are at Chicago, and it maintains branches in the following cities: New York; Washington; St. Louis; Kansas City; Milwaukee; San Francisco; and Havana. The officers of the firm are as follows: James B. Clow, president; William K. Clow, vicepresident: Charles R. Clow, second vicepresi dent; I tarry B. Clow, secretary; James C. Clow, assistant secretary; and James M. Johnson, treasurer.