The Bourbon Copper and Brass Works.
There are several branches of manufactures in which Cincinnati occupies a leading position owing to the excellence and superiority of their productions, but there is not a single one for which she has gained such an enviable notoriety and widespread popularity as the manufacture of fire apparatus and water-works supplies. The great success of these important lines of industrial activity in Cincinnati is solely due to the energetic efforts of the Bourbon Copper and Brass Works, of which Messrs. Thos. Ford and Peter Bards are. proprietors. Both are gentlemen of large and practical experience, and by their patient toiling in the field of design have brought their productions up to their present high standard. Mr. Ford, the head of the concern, has been engaged in the manufacture of water-works supplies for the past twenty-five years, making a specialty, however, of fire hydrants and stop vaives. His ambition has always been to make first-class fire hydrants and his house is now building a fire hydrant that is everywhere regarded as par excellence. It is constructed on the most thorough scientific principles and has made a splendid record for good working qualities. These justly celebrated fire hydrants have a national reputation. They are in successful operation in all parts of the country and also in Canada and in every instance that we know of have given the most unqualified satisfaction.
The Bourbon Copper and Brass Works manufacture stop valves of acknowledged excellence and recognized merit constructed on the most approved plans and commanding a decided preference wherever introduced. Thomas Ford is a self-made man in all the term implies and the success which he has achieved is due to his pluck, energy and enterprise. He manufactures a class of fire hydrants and stop valves that are an honor to the Bourbon Copper and Brass Works and a credit to Cincinnati, a famous manufacturing city for fire apparatus and water-works supplies.