George W. Leonard of Port Byron, NY 1875

Updated: Jan 31, 2019

Geoge W. Leonard, of Port Byron, has just completed a new style of barrel. It is made of compressed straw pulp and is moulded instead of rolled. The manner of making and the shape of the barrel are entirely new, nothing of the kind having been successfully accomplished before. It presents a very handsome appearance, is strong and at the same time quite light, will contain either solids or liquids, and can be manufactured at a much less expense than ordinary wooden barrel. - Syracuse Daily Courier 9-13-1875


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