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Lummus Cotton Gins - Columbus, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 32° 27.771 W 084° 59.638
16S E 688538 N 3593513
Quick Description: 9th Street at the Hilton Hotel, Columbus, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/5/2008 4:40:24 PM
Waymark Code: WM3AJD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 56

Long Description:

Lummus Cotton Gins

On this site in 1847 stood the E.T. Taylor Cotton Gin Manufacturing Company. In 1854 it became the W.G. Clemons, Brown & Company and operated as such until the Civil War. In 1867 Franklin H. Lummus controlled the company and the name `Lummus` became synonymous with the manufacture of cotton gins. The company moved to Juniper, Georgia but returned to Columbus in 1899. Lummus Cotton Gin Company became the world`s largest independent gin manufacturer. Diversification into textile machinery and man-made fiber equipment was reflected in a name change to Lummus Industries, incorporated in 1970.

In 1993, a new company, Lummus Corporation, was formed to purchase certain assets from the bankrupt Lummus Industries. Today, Lummus Corporation is the premiere [sic] manufacturer of cotton ginning equipment.

Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: Not listed

Date: Not listed

Sponsor: Not listed

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