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Merrick And Sons Shipbuilding

1863 advertisement for Merrick and Sons Iron Founders

Merrick and Sons Iron Founders, located at Fifth and Washington Streets, constructed almost all of the machinery for the U.S. Navy Steamers during the war as well as the new Ironsides. This 1863 advertisement published in the middle of the Civil War depicts the strength and commitment Merrick and Sons had to the United States Navy and the Northern cause.

At the center, the largest image depicts the foundry with cannons and Union troops marching in front. Above this is an equally large image of a rowboat of men inspecting new ironsides, one of the most innovative pieces of naval equipment produced at Merrick and Sons. Also included in this advertisement are scenes that include lighthouses, machinists at work, interior shots of the foundry, in addition to pipes and engine parts loaded onto omnibuses on route to neighboring shipbuilding companies in the Philadelphia area. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania)

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Merrick and Sons Iron Founders, located at Fifth and Washington Streets, constructed almost all of the machinery for the U.S. Navy Steamers during the war as well as the new Ironsides. This 1863 advertisement published in the middle of the Civil War depicts the strength and commitment Merrick and Sons had to the United States Navy and the Northern cause.

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