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Catalog Number 2000.001.0006
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Black and gray-toned bust photograph;man is bald on top of head; has a mustache and goatee; dressed in a gray suit; white shirt and black softly folded bow tie.
Number of images 2
Date ca 1875
Photographer Valletts, Division St., Rondout, NY
Title Marshall, George
Collection Industrialist - Marshall, George
Accession number 2000.001.
People Marshall, George
Notes 1820-1878 Industrialist, inventor

Advocate newspaper 7/19/1878 - George Marshall born in England. Came to US about 1848. Instrumental in founding Belleville Pump & Skein Works
in 1870 with Mr. Schultz. Works located at 7th S and Race (Now S 3rd St.).

1881 History of St. Clair County, Published by Brink-McDonald, p 193:
Includes info on Pump & Skein Works. Operates a giant steam hammer -
only one in city and was at the forefront of manufacturing and machine tooling.
The Pump & Skein Works manufactured machinery "made to order."

1877 Belleville City Street Directory: Pump & Skein, 7th S and Race, manufactured.
letter copy presses, jack screws, and gang plows. John J. Thomas, Pres; George Marshall, Sec/Treas.

Marshall, George, Sec/Treas, Pump & Skein Works, residence: SE corner
Jackson and 6th S.

US Patent Records available at St. Louis Public Library:
George Marshall a patentee 1875, 1877, 1878

1878 US Patent Records, p 124: On 11/19/1878 George Marshall, Thomas Ibbotson and John Bailey received patent # 210135, Sectional Steam Generator.

1884 Belleville City Directory: (only listing)
Mrs. L., residence: SE Corner Jackson St. and 6th S.

Marshall's daughter, Lucy, married Thomas Ibbotson in 1864. They came to Belleville in 1874 and Thomas was the Pump & Skein bookkeeper (see 1877
Belleville City Street Directory). They also lived at the SE Corner of Jackson and
6th S. The Advocate newspaper 1/19/1900 reported the death of Ibbotson at the age of 60. The 1881 History of St. Clair County Patron List (p371A) indicates
Thomas Ibbotson as the Secretary of the Pump & Skein Works who emigrated from NY in 1871. (Evidently he succeeded his Father-in-Law briefly at the Pump & Skein).

The 1884 Belleville City Street Directory lists: Pump & Skein Works, west side of Race and south of the Cairo Short Line RR. James H. Thomas, Pres; Charles Becker, Sec/Treas; Fred Sattler, Superintendent.