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Pole and Shaft

Wooden poles and shafts were also produced by Sidney, Ohio, workers. The Commercial Pole and Shaft Company built a plant in 1890 for the manufacture of poles and shafts, primarily for the carriage and buggy trade. Over the next three decades, the company was renamed the Sidney Pole and Shaft, and then the Pioneer Pole and Shaft Co. The company disappeared with the advent of the automobile. It was located on the south side of Park Street, (between the railroad tracks/Oak Avenue, today owned by Monarch) across from where the Gartland-Haswell foundry [and Buckeye Churn] was formerly situated.

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A storm on April 29, 1909, did severe damage to the Sidney Pole and Shaft Company.

Industry segment written in January, 1998 by Rich Wallace

 

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