MG 151 - Jackson Manufacturing Company

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A centennial anniversary booklet of the Jackson Manufacturing Company entitled, "The Barrow Builder's First 100 Years," provides an in depth look at the oldest and largest wheelbarrow maker in America, 1976.


The Jackson Manufacturing Company was founded in Harrisburg by Caleb Jackson in 1876. He had a new process to make better wheelbarrows and he used the same process to expand his line to meet the needs of industries and farms. His abilities attracted support, including that of one of the nation's outstanding statesmen and Harrisburg area's leading citizen, James Donald Cameron. As president of the Middletown Bank, J. Donald Cameron supported industrial development and his investment in Caleb Jackson's company in its initial years helped to focus the attention of the business community on the fledgling venture. Through the years, the company became known for dealing fairly and squarely with all its customers. This policy, along with the tradition of Jackson quality are directly responsible for the company's growth and prestige. The company on South Cameron Street is the nation's oldest and largest maker of wheelbarrows and celebrated its centennial in 1976.

Date(s): 1976

Extent: 1 folder, 1 item