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Hill Dryer Company
TitleHill Dryer Company
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TranscriptWORCESTER MAGAZINE 103 Hill Dryer Company Joseph Phillips Hill, founder of the Hill Dryer Company, began manufacturing clothes dryers in the summer of 1867, in Barre, Vermont, and until 1874 he made what was known as the Houghton Patent Dryer. In 1874 the first Hill Dryer was this was dropped some three years ago, as was the manufacture of hardwood flooring. The company probably made more hardwood flooring than all the other manufacturers of Worcester while engaged in this business. \ \ I HILL'S CHAMPION 'LAWN CLOTHES DRYER. made and put on the market. The first patent was issued to Mr. Hill July 20, 1873. He has taken out many clothes dryer patents since that date and has others now pending. In 1876 Mr. Hill came to "Worcester and commenced the man¬ ufacture of clothes dryers at 22 Cypress Street in the fall of that year. Three years later he removed to the shop vacated by JSTorcross Brothers at 26 North Poster Street. He stayed there eight years and in 1887 removed to Hermon Street, where he was located for two years. By this time his business had increased to a point where it became necessary for him to JOSEPH P. HILL. At the present time the company's energies are concentrated on the manufacture of Hill's famous clothes dryer, Hill's hustler ash sifter and Hill's improved automobile specialties. i i i 1 i ^^ ' f^^rH PRLSEXT PLANT Oi'" HILL DRYER COMPANY secure larger quarters and he removed to his present location on Park Avenue, and in the spring of 1889 he leased one-half 01 the original shop, built by George Pearce, manufacturers of builders' finish. The next year, in 1890, he purchased the mill property, which then consisted of only one building. In 1897 lie built the rear brick building and since that date has taken IK the entire corner at Park Avenue, Tufts and Abbott Streets, making many improvements. In 1904 he put in a new and foniplete power nlant and built an addition on the north end of the Park Avenue factory build¬ ing. In 1907 he built an addition on the south end of the rear brick building and he now occupies 36, 348 gquare feet of floor space. For many years after moving into his present location the Hill Dryer Company manufac¬ tured a line of wooden ware, but ¦L'8 BALCONY CLOTHES DRYER. The company makes an improved auto drip can, a self-closing oily waste-can, gasoline measures and gasoline funnels and combined measure and funnel. There are now upwards of 1, 000, 000 Hill's clothes dryers in use and the demand each year shows an increase over its pre¬ decessor. The company is now putting on the market a laundry clothes dryer, which can be heated by either stove, steam or gas. The heating and ventilation of this laundry dryer are such that the clothes can be dried in a strictly sanitary man¬ ner in from 20 to 30 minutes. These dryers are adapted to pri vate residences, hospitals, hotels, apartment houses, schools, fire engine houses, and any institu¬ tion that requires laundry facil¬ ities. The company's New York offices are at Broadway and Twen¬ ty-sixth Street. HILL'S HUSTLER SHIFTER. Worcester Magazine Advertiser
SubjectClothes dryers-Massachusetts-Worcester; Hill, Joseph P.-Portrait; Drying apparatus-Massachusetts-Worcester; Clotheslines-Massachusetts-Worcester; Laundry-Equipment and supplies-Massachusetts-Worcester; Hustler ash sifter-Houghton Patent Dryer.
DescriptionPicture of the manufacturer, Joseph P. Hill and 3 company products, Hill's champion lawn clothes dryer, Hill's balcony clothes dryer and Hill's hustler ash sifter.
CreatorWorcester Board of Trade.
RelationWorcester Magazine, vol. 12, 1909, p.103. In the collections of the Worcester Public Library, Worcester, Mass.
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