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Allyne, Edmund E.; manufacturer; born, Cleveland, Dec. 25, 1874; son of Joseph and Anna Allyne; common school education; married, Cleveland May 14, 1902, Mildred Ford; issue, Mildred Vernon, born Aug. 23, 1903, Rollin Ford, born May 12, 1905, and Stanley Rodman, born Jan. 24, 1913; served five years Co. K, 5th Inft., O. N. G., 1893 to 1898; started in Jan., 1900, what has grown to be the largest aluminum foundry business in the world with plants in six states. He was the pioneer in the manufacture of aluminum castings, making commercially first casting in 1908. This metal did not begin to come into use for foundry purposes until 1900, the tonnage used at that time was comparatively small. The Allyne Bro.’s Foundry Co., which later became The Aluminum Castings Co., started its first plant here in 1900; in 1903 established a plant in Detroit, Mich., and a year later a plant at Buffalo, N. Y.; other plants have since been established at Bridgeport, Conn., New Kensington, Pa., and Manitowac, Wis.; these plants have a capacity of two million pounds of aluminum castings per month, in addition to a large production of brass castings; up to the present time the Automobile Industry has been the largest users of aluminum castings, but the demand in other fields is steadily growing, and the metal is rapidly coming into more general use; The Allyne Bro.’s Foundry is still operating in Detroit, having retained the plumbing goods manufacturing department and is making a full line of plumber’s brass goods; pres. The Aluminum Castings Co.; chairman The Allyne-Ryan Foundry Co.; director The Allyne Bro.’s Foundry Co., Detroit, Mich.; member the Society of Automobile Engineers; Mason, Shrine, Al Koran; member Detroit Board of Commerce; Cleveland Chamber of Commerce; Ohio Society; Union, Athletic, Euclid and Lakewood Yacht Clubs; recreation, travel.

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