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Saturday, January 20, 2018

John W. Hamilton


THE lire Robert Hamilton, who established 2 brass foundry in Brooklyn in 1887, gained high repute for doing the best work possible and fulfilling every promise made. These high business ideals are maintained by his successors. R. Hamilton & Sons, Incorporated. They fill Government orders in large and increasing numbers, due to uniformly quick, satisfactory work, intelligent service, and uniform production. Industrial establishments in every field, transportation companies, street railways, and an especially large marine demand are regular customers of the firm.

Hamilton products cover a range as wide as modern needs for castings in brass and bronze, Government metal, gun metal, babbitt metal, aluminum, copper, yellow brass, phosphor bronze, manganese, and non-ferrous metals of every description.

In order that there may be uniform satisfac-tion with Hamilton quality the company has utilized the experience gained through years of intimate and intensive study of brass and its uses to produce in each case the alloy best suited for any desired purpose,

if informed of that purpose when the order is given. Many customers desire castings of iden-tical quality through repeated orders over long periods. To this end, the Hamilton policy of standardization of alloys has been brought to such perfection, through the results of years of experience in the making of castings for large industrial plants, that customers are assured of uniformity and wearing quality on all reorders. The ability to do this is largely due to the foundry's extensive use of ingot metal. By careful attention to the mixture before it goes to the furnace, and the full record kept of each type of casting made for every customer and the specific use to which it is put, a duplicate order of former work can be filled with the most prompt despatch.

Capacity and equipment have been multiplied and completely modernized in the newly occupied and much larger foundry at 56-60 Water Street, Brooklyn, to which the firm removed in 1917.

The old pit furnaces have been discarded and a battery of the "Ideal" type installed. Six heats a day are possible from each furnace, and an av-erage of twenty-five heats per crucible is maintained, as against ten heats by the old pit method.

The pattern department of the firm is noted for completeness, and many important patterns are kept in stock, and in marine engineering patterns and castings the firm has gained a most enviable eminence.

In producing marine casting this firm has long experience and unsurpassed reputation, including all classes of brass work required for steamships, pleasure craft, or naval equipment. The great shipyards of the Metropolitan district—new and old—find satisfaction in the Hamilton quality, service, and promptness in connection with the brass and bronze essentials of marine engineering, such as no other firm can surpass.

The president of the company is John W. Hamilton, son of the founder, who is also president of Hamilton & Chambers Co., steel, of 29 Broadway.

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