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Daniel Simonds

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Daniel Simonds (c1848-1913)

1913 Obituary [1]

DANIEL SIMONDS died at Larchmont, New York, on May 4, 1913, aged sixty-five.

He was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. After leaving school he was employed by his father in the manufacture of scythes and edge tools.

In 1868, when the Simonds Manufacturing Company was incorporated, he entered its employ and held various offices as the business grew, becoming superintendent and then vice-president and eventually becoming president in 1888. Under his management the business of the company grew rapidly. Plants were installed in Chicago, Montreal, and at Lockport, New York. He was a great advocate of the co-operative industrial system of education.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1904.

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