Rinelli & Guardino
THE modern seaport includes among the representatives of maritime interests many enterprises of a diversified variety related to shipping. Xew York, which is now constantly harboring more vessels than any other port on the planet, is prepared to meet every need of every ship that enters its busy harbor, and to send them back to sea again after their short stay here thoroughly cleaned and renovated and looking like new.
That kind of work is exceptionally well cared for by the firm of Rinelli & Guardino, than whom no firm, in any line of maritime business, is better or more favorably known in the port of New York. In the first place, they are old-established. Mr. Peter Rinelli and Mr. Stephen Guardino organized their present partnership about twenty years ago. In the second place, their services to shipping are of a kind that every ship periodically needs, and as they are leaders in their line most of the skippers who come to Xew York regularly have sometimes had need of their services.
Rinelli & Guardino are a busy firm. Their principal business is steamship cleaning, painting, and boiler scaling—in other words, the renovation of all kinds of steamships using this port. The firm began upon a very modest scale. They soon showed the superiority of their work, and the commendations they received brought them con-tinued additions to their business, until the firm stands now recognized as among the most important and most efficient of its kind in the United States.
The rough experiences of a steamship make it very necessary that careful attention should be given to keeping it clean, and to see that when the job is done it is thoroughly done. When it is put into the hands of Rinelli & Guardino all trouble on this score may be dismissed from consideration. They have established a reputation for thoroughness which is of value to them and which they stoutly maintain. Besides the prestige that comes from years of active experience, they have the further advantage of a plant that is fully equipped with the most modern and improved floating machinery and apparatus for their business, includeing barges, on which are mounted air compressors for the operation of pneumatic hammers for scaling, and of which they are the originators, lighters, waterboats and every device for the efficient and expeditious execution of all contracts awarded to them. Besides steamship cleaning and boiler
scaling, they are prepared to repaint ships in the best and m o st durable manner, to renovate and decorate cabins and staterooms, to paint exteriors and interiors in the most ap-propriate way, and to put the ship into condition of freshness and clean- liness that makes it a pleasure to voyage in it. They also have a complete and most modern electric welding equipment, operated by expert welders who are skillful workers and execute the work in a most reliable manner.
Another important feature of the business of Rinelli & Guardino is that of water supply to shipping, which they furnish of the best quality and with the utmost promptness.