The city has various manufactures, including iron, engines, furnaces, reapers, threshers and bottles.
The frail wooden ploughs with a lance-headed share that only scratched the surface soil, were then superseded by iron ploughs; steam threshers replaced the oxen which trod out the corn, and modern implements were widely adopted.
Since the Union we have had the Threshers, the Terry Alts, the Molly Maguires, the Rockites, and many others.
Among Batavia's manufactures are harvesters, ploughs, threshers and other agricultural implements, firearms, rubber tires, shoes, shell goods, paper-boxes and inside woodwork.
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