Henry W. Ellis

Dyer, Orange and Clifford Sts, Providence, RI


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Henry W. Ellis, junction of Dyer, Orange and Clifford streets, manufacturer of carts, wagons, and low-gears. Established in 1851, with one assistant, and did a business the first year of about fifteen hundred dollars. Employs at the present time some thirty or forty hands. Mr. Ellis was burned out in 1871, and suffered a loss of about thirty thousand dollars, on which there was a partial insurance. The fire occurred on Saturday, and the following Monday Mr. Ellis resumed business, working for sixty days without a roof to cover his workmen. Source – Prominent Business Firms of To-Day, 1878