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Fifty years with the Revere Copper Co. A Paper Read at the Stockholders' Meeting held on Monday 24 March 1890   By:

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"Fifty Years with the Revere Copper Co.: A Glimpse into Industrial Ingenuity and Perseverance"

S. T. Snow's "Fifty Years with the Revere Copper Co." offers readers a captivating insight into the intriguing history of one of America's most pioneering copper manufacturing companies. Presented as a paper read at the Stockholders' Meeting on March 24, 1890, Snow's account encompasses the trials, triumphs, and transformative growth experienced by the Revere Copper Co. throughout its remarkable journey.

The book commences by transporting readers back to the company's humble beginnings fifty years prior. Snow skillfully narrates the narrative of the founders' audacious vision, their ceaseless determination, and their unwavering commitment to building a reputable enterprise that would stand the test of time. Through meticulous research and informative anecdotes, the author paints a vivid picture of the challenges faced by Revere Copper Co. during its early years, from initial financial setbacks to operational struggles in an ever-changing market.

As the narrative unfolds, Snow incorporates a meticulous analysis of the technological advancements propelling the company forward. Readers are treated to a fascinating exploration of the copper manufacturing processes and machinery employed by Revere Copper Co., including the development of innovative techniques that revolutionized the industry. Snow's attention to detail not only highlights the company's commitment to continuous improvement but also offers a glimpse into the evolution of copper manufacturing as a whole.

What sets "Fifty Years with the Revere Copper Co." apart is Snow's ability to showcase the human element behind this industrial saga. By chronicling the experiences of the dedicated employees who shaped the company's day-to-day operations, Snow imparts a sense of respect and admiration. From the resourceful engineers to the tireless workers who toiled in the smelting furnaces, the book encapsulates the unwavering commitment displayed by the individuals who played a role in Revere Copper Co.'s success.

Snow expertly intertwines Revere Copper Co.'s story with the economic and social backdrop of the late 19th century, allowing readers to gain a broader understanding of the company's impact on the nation's industrial landscape. As he delves into the effects of economic fluctuations, technological breakthroughs, and changing consumer demands, Snow weaves an intricate narrative that resonates with both history enthusiasts and those with an appreciation for the intricacies of business development.

While primarily aimed at stockholders and those with a vested interest in the company's history, "Fifty Years with the Revere Copper Co." possesses the capacity to captivate a diverse audience. Snow's crisp writing style, coupled with his ability to transform historical facts into a compelling narrative, ensures that readers are engulfed in the triumphs and setbacks of this pioneering enterprise.

In conclusion, "Fifty Years with the Revere Copper Co." is a captivating account of an iconic American manufacturing company that defied the odds and remained at the forefront of the copper industry for half a century. Snow's meticulous attention to detail, engaging storytelling, and the incorporation of the human element make for a riveting read. While this book may primarily resonate with history buffs and those with an interest in business development, its universal themes of perseverance and achievement make it relevant for anyone seeking to be inspired by the legacy of a truly remarkable company.

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[Illustration: Seal]



Printed by request, and for use, of the Stockholders.

[Illustration: Revere Copper Co.]

[Illustration: S. T. Snow & signature]


A Personal Word by way of introduction. My first appearance in the Revere Copper Company's office, then at No. 22 Union Street,[1] was on Monday morning, March 23, 1840. Saturday night last, therefore, completed the full period of fifty uninterrupted years of service.

In the nature of things it cannot be expected that this record will be repeated by me, nor can any one else duplicate it for a long time to come. There is no other stockholder whose certificate bears an earlier date than 1881, and no one in the office has a retrospect of twenty years even.[2]

The Company was incorporated and organized in the year 1828. In 1840, all the original corporators, or associates, were living. Other stockholders from their families were afterwards added, but they all, the first associates and the others subsequently admitted, have passed away. It follows that, at the present time, there is no other one living who has been brought into daily business intercourse with the members of this Company from its very beginning... Continue reading book >>

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