12 December 2010

Spotted: Smith-Hill F&M Co, Quincy ILL

Smith-Hill F&M Co
This Smith-Hill makers mark is found on the plinth of a building in Colchester, IL. The Smith-Hill Factory and Manufacturing Co also made elevators in Quincy, IL, according to the Official Catalogue of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. It would later become the Smith-Hill Elevator Co, and then part of the Otis Elevator Company as part of "The Elevator Trust." (ref)

This cast iron flower is part of the same column. (The bottom and top are painted in different colors).
flowers on a store front
This is another beautiful plinth design on a building in Colchester, but the maker's mark is illegible.
store front detail

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