The E. T. Barnum Wire & Iron Works
WHOLESALE MANUFACTURERS OF
BRASS AND IRON WIRE CLOTH · WIRE GOODS
WROUGHT IRON FENDING, ROOF CRESTING
WIRE ROPE, WEATHER VANES, BALCONY RAILINGS,
ORNAMENTAL WIRE & IRON WORK
27, 29 & 31 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Mich.
- 27, 29 & 31 Woodward Ave
- "corner of Howard st. and Wabash ave."
- 1905: "City Offices & Salesrooms, 82 Washington Avenue"
- E. T. Barnum, President and General Manager
- Philo Parsons, Vice-President
- F. H. Leavenworth, Secretary 1883-4
- R. W. Yeats, Secretary 1905
- C. F. Purdie, Superintendent
- C. J. Gilbert, General Agent
- Chas. A. Allen, Gen'l Agent, Elmira, N.Y.
"The E. T. Barnum Wire and Iron Works, of Detroit,
Mich., is one of the foremost and representative manufacturing institutions of
the country, and is probably the largest wire and iron works in the world.
Their mammoth factory at the corner of Howard street and Wabash avenue,
recently completed, is a four-story brick building, 240×350 feet, and
contains about 330,000 square feet of floor surface. In this immense factory
about 700 hands are employed, the majority of whom are skilled mechanics,
while every floor is filled with the most approved power machinery.
The goods manufactured embrace all kinds of iron
and wire work; wrought iron fences, all kinds of builders' iron work, bank
and office railings and elevator enclosures receiving special attention.
Then, among other things, may be mentioned window guards, flower-pot stands,
lawn furniture, and crestings, tower ornaments, weather vanes, iron doors
and shutters, stable fixtures, iron and brass bedsteads, iron grating and
illuminating sidewalk lights, jail work of all kinds, wire signs, window
screens, wire netting, housekeepers' wire goods of all kinds and grades of
wire cloth for fanning mills, thrashing machines, cotton gins, etc., while
their patent balcony fire escape and Fire King fire extinguishers are in
great demand by practical and economical people.
This escape, as
, has not
been in use for over five years, and has stood the test of fire and all
other elements, and it has been demonstrated by actual use to meet all the
requirements, and this, too, when nearly all other escapes have been
rejected. It combines all of the essential requisites, viz.: Safety;
always ready; accessible from every door and window, and from the ground
and roof; it is made of iron and will not burn, and it will stand up as
long as the wall stands. The feeblest and youngest, or the most timid
can escape by means of it without fear or danger, as they can not fall
off; it requires no previous training, as all that is necessary is to step
out of the door and window and walk down a flight of ordinary stairs.
The house has just issued a new catalogue of
226 pages, in which is illustrated most of the goods which they manufacture.
It is handsomely printed and bound and should be in the hands of every
merchant and others who wish any kind of iron or wire works."
Detroit Free Press, May 16, 1884
Sept. 8, 1905.
M. J. Carnahan, Esq.
We understand that the Mt. Pleasant
Cemetery has decided to purchase an iron fence and we desire to
have some one represent us in the matte and secure sufficient
information to enable us to submit a price on the work.
Are you in a position to handle this
for us or if not, could you refer us to some reliable person whom
you think would do so?
Upon receipt of a favourable reply
we shall be glad to mail a copy of our iron fence catalogue and
On any event we request as a special
favor that you advise us of our decision on the enclosed card.
Thanking you in advance for a prompt
reply, we remain,
Yours very truly,
E. T. Barnum|
Wire & Iron Works
per R. W. Yeats
Highest Award at World's Fair
Jail Work of Every Description · Wire and Iron Fences ·
Iron Crestings, Tower Ornaments
Bank and Office Railings · Fire Escapes and Balconies ·
Lawn Vases, Fountains and Statuary · Wire Signs, Wire Cloth,
Nettings etc. · Brass Wickets & Grilles · Window
Guards, Stable Fixtures · Grave Guards, Cemetery Fences,
Vault Gates · Sash Bars, Elevator Enclosures · Iron
Shutters, Iron Stairs
THE E. T. BARNUM
WIRE & IRON WORKS,
Manufacturers of Wrought Iron Fencing,
Roof Cresting, Weather Vanes, Balcony Railings
and Ornamental Iron Works.
E. T. Barnum, President,
Philo Parsons, Vice-President
|F. H. Leavenworth,
Messrs. Thomas M. Clarke & Co. have taken the Atlanta Agency
of the above well-known establishment, the largest of the kind in
the country. Ornamental Iron Work is all the rage the country
over, and is being introduced on many of Atlanta's new buildings.
Mr. C. J. Gilbert, the General Agent for the Works, will be in
Atlanta some weeks to receive bids, estimates, specifications,
etc., and can be found at THOS. M. CLARKE & CO.
The Atlanta Constitution, Sep 21, 1883
E. T. Barnum Wire and Iron Works
Detroit, Mich., U. S. A.
Manufacturers of Wire and Iron Work of Every Description
BANK AND OFFICE RAILINGS.
|Wrought Iron Fences.
Builder's Iron Work.
Brass & Iron Beds.
Iron Doors and Shutters, etc.
Flower Pot Stands.
Balcony Fire Escapes.
Wire Signs and
Wire Cloth for Cotton Gins,
Fanning Mills, etc.
We make a specialty of Bank and Office
Railing, and have fitted up many of the finest banks and offices in
the country. We make a specialty of Wire Signs. We make a specialty
of Wire Cloth for Flouring Mills, Fanning Mills, Cotton Gins, Malt
Floors, etc., and make all kinds and grades. We issue a Special
Catalogue for each class of work. Send for one. All work warranted
first-class. Address all correspondence to
E. T. Barnum Wire & Iron Works, Detroit, Mich.
Works and General Offices, HOWARD STREET,
Cor. Wabash ave.
Chicago Branch—110 Lake st., Chicago, Ill.
Canadian Branch—65 Sandwich st., Windsor, Ont.
Detroit Free Press, Mar 1, 1884