St. Albans Cold Storage Go.
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St. Albans Cold Storage Go.
This company was organized last spring, and has a capital of $10,000. It has an immense cold storage building, as will be seen by reference to the engraving presented in connection with this article. The building is located on the main line of the Central Vermont Railroad, and spur tracks run to the refrigerator doors. The building is provided with every device known to the cold storage business, and is pronounced by competent judges as the most complete and very best between Chicago and Boston. The structure is 40x60 feet in size, and 50 feet high. It has a capacity for storing one million pounds of butter. There are two rooms on the first floor and four on the second floor. Separate rooms are provided for storing fruit without contact with other produce which may be stored in the building, and with no fear of contaminating the butter by the odors of fruits. The produce is hoisted to the various floors by means of a large hydraulic elevator. The refrigerator holds goo tons of ice. The Jackson patent dry air cold storage is used. Ample and convenient rooms for the use of butter buyers have been built in connection with the building, and the St. Albans butter market is conducted here on Tuesdays, buyers from the various cities in New England and from New York being attracted here. The advantages of the St. Albans Cold Storage Co. to both seller and buyer can hardly be estimated, so great are their scope. St. Albans is famous the country over as a butter market, and Franklin County is the banner county of New England in the production of gilt edged butter, as will be seen by referring to the paragraph on "market day," on page 23. Grand Isle County is famous for its fine fruits, and the entire section round about abounds in sugar orchards, producing tons of maple sugar annually. Without cold storage, either in a central building or of his own, the producer generally disposes of his stock when ready for market, no matter what the price may be. With cold storage the produce may be preserved in all its freshness and purity for an indefinite period, and may be sold as best suits the owner. The St, Albans Cold Storage Co. has Western creamery and gilt-edge dairy butter in store the year round. Grocerymen and dealers near by or from remote points can always find the choicest product here, and a stock large enough to supply any demand. To the dairyman who needs funds, and cannot well store his butter for advanced price, the company receives his butter and gives a warehouse receipt, which enables the holder to draw from bank a very liberal advance on his stock. The butter is then held until such time as the farmer sees fit to sell. It is the object of the promoters of this enterprise to enhance the great prestige of St. Albans as a butter market, and to make it a general market for all dairy and perishable products. Creameries and dairies can save money by storing butter with the company, and will avoid the trouble of personal storage at home. Butter, eggs and cheese from western points can be stopped at this warehouse and forwarded at any time on the original billing. The cold storage building is becoming the market point. Buyers center here, the supply is here, the company is responsible, enterprising and reliable, and its transactions in butter, cheese, eggs, fruit, maple sugar, etc., promise to reach vast proportions. The terms for storing by the company include both handling and insurance while in the warehouse. The officers of the company are: James M. Foss, President; George W. Crampton, Vice President; T. M. Deal, Secretary and Treasurer. The directory consists of J. M. Foss, Geo. W. Crampton, T. M. Deal, Col. E. C. Smith, Wm. H. Hunt, F. Stewart Stranahan, B. J. Chamberlain, F. W. Baldwin.

From:
Advantages, Resources and Attraction of
St. Albans, VT.
Published for the Board of Trade
1889


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