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Perhaps there is no concern in Baker City that more thoroughly deserves the unanimous support of the surrounding country than does the one above. They occupy a half block of ground on Auburn Avenue, near the railroad track, and do general foundry and machine work, employing nineteen men, and turning out mining, saw mill and planing still machinery, and architectural iron work. The machine shop, which is two stories, is 40×40, the foundry 40×00, both having a complete equipment, including the most modern machinery, tools and appliances known to the industry. They have done a large amount of the beat work in this section, turning out lately three new Dodge rock crushers, two of which each weigh two and one-quarter tons, one for the B. C. Sampling works, of this city, and one for the Kaolin works at Huntington. Also four tons of mining machinery for the La Bellevue mine, and six tons of lintels or iron beams for the Ison building on Washington street.
French & McLynn, the proprietors, are both able and experienced men, giving their personal supervision to the different departments. Mr. French, who has lately entered the firm, is a man of means, and has supervision of the office and outside business, while Mr. McLynn, who learned his trade in the U. S. navy yards at Philadelphia, has charge of the shops. Prior to his advent in Baker City, he was foreman of the Colorado Iron Works of Denver, for eight years, and also of the Willamette Iran Works, of Portland. for the same length of time.