A Classification of American Wealth
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 Consolidations : The Wire Trust 

Page entitled : Wire-nails and the Consolidated Steel & Wire Company

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How Gates and Edenborn succesfully diversified into the wire nail production and then merged their plants into the Consolidated Steel and Wire Company 

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... While cut nail producers, such as the La Belle Iron Works of Wheeling W.Va. were suffering deep losses and had to curtail their production, the cheaper wire nail manufacturers were still expanding and earning good money. But competition increased at the rate new producers joined in the lucrative trade and industry wide capacity was   ...


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