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University Missourian. (Columbia, Mo.) 1908-1916, August 28, 1910, Industrial Edition, Section Two, Image 12

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UNIVERSITY MISSOURIAN
SUNDAY AUGUST 28 1910
Not Only the Largest in Columbia
but alsothe Largest in the World
We are pleased that Columbia contributes its share to the Largest
Shoe business in the world
We are also pleased that the Largest Shoe business in the world
contributes its share to Columbia
WHAT THIS MEANS TO COLUMBIA
It means the employment of from 350 to 400 workers who receive annually l 50000 in wages which is placed in circulation
through Columbia banks and business institutions
1 It means the shipping into Columbia of several hundred thousand dollars worth of leather every year
fl It means the shipping out of Columbia of approximately one million dollars worth of shoes this year alone
t The Hamilton Brown Columbia factory is a model of its kind It is 50 feet wide and 250 feet long is 4 stories high and con
tains 50000 square feet of floor space The power plant which is additional to the main building is 50x75 feet The building
is of steel and cement and white pressed brick construction is equipped with elevators stairways and fire escapes A suction flue
system gathers and carries away all particles of dust from the machinery and deposits it in the stokers box beside the boiler where
it is used with other fuel to produce power
The sanitary arrangements of the factory are of the best modern design and character and all conveniences for the protection and
health of employes are provided
CJ The electricity to supply light and power is generated in the power plant
I Wherever possible local employes have been advanced to positions of foremen assistant foremen and inspectors Practically ten
per cent of the employes of Columbia are inspectors and have nothing to do but to see that the shoes are delivered uniform in ma
terial and finish
I In order to instill ambition into our employes we encourage savings and allow 6o interest on all moneys deposited with this com
pany These moneys are subject to withdrawal at any time the depositor wishes
WHAT IT MEANS TO THE HAMILTON BROWN SHOE CO
Cj It means the possession of an ideal factory with ideal surroundings and a highly efficient class of workers
J It means that the Columbia factory is doing its duty so well that we are building up an enormously increasing business on the
shoes made in Columbia
If the Columbia factory follows the Hamilton Brown motto of Keep the Quality Up and continues to turn out as they will
such highly satisfactory and dependable shoes the time is not distant when we shall have to increase the number of our employes and
our facilities for making shoes in Columbia
1 The Hamilton Brown Shoe Company appreciates the splendid co operation shown by its employes in Columbia under the able
management of superintendent W T Stevenson We hope that our business from the Columbia factory will continue to grow and
we hope that Columbia will grow with it
HAMILTON BROWN SHOE CO
ST LOUIS
-BOSTON
COLUMBIA
Keep the Quality UpWatch UsTwenty Million

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