A Classification of American Wealth
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 Consolidations : The Wire Trust 

Page entitled : Another merger to form the final Wire Trust

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How Gates and his partners eventually forced the dissident firms to join an enlarged American Steel & Wire Company with a near monopoly on steel wire, wire rod and wire-nails 

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... of interest to John W. Gates for his American Steel & Wire trust included the Worcester Wire Company, the Union Rolling Mill Company (Cleveland, Ohio), the Schoenberger Steel Company, with a steel and wire works at Etna Pa. as well as coal and coke properties in Fayette and Westmoreland counties, the Indiana Wire Fence Company (Crawfordsville), the Cincinnati Barb Wire Fence Company, the Garden City City Wire & Spring Company (Chicago), Justin D. Bowersock’s Consolidated Barb  ...


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