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Emery & Garland Company
Established 1874, manufactured machinery used in saw mills.

History. (Added Nov., 2009)

History of Bay County, Michigan (1893)


This firm manufacture and deal in saw mill machinery, are exclusive agents for Ewart's detachable chain, and are sole manufacturers of the Emery & Garland patent lumber trimmer. This firm started in 1874. For two years they did business through the Industrial Works, and in 1876 established themselves in their present quarters, on Water Street, opposite the Fraser House. Both gentlemen are vigorous business men and practical machinists, and apply themselves unremittingly to their business. They furnish plans and specifications for mills, and some idea of the extent of their operations may be gained from the fact that they ship machinery to every state in the Union. The firm also have an office in Minneapolis, in charge of Mr. J. G. Emery, Jr., who is also one of the firm, and is a son of Mr. J. G. Emery, of Bay City. The Minneapolis business, already large, is rapidly increasing.

J. G. Emery is a native of Maine. As early as 1856 he went to Green Bay, Wis., where he remained until 1864, when he came to Bay City. For a time he was superintendent of the Sage Mill and afterwards had an interest in the business of John McGraw & Co. Still later he was superintendent of the Industrial Works, being at the same time a stockholder in the corporation. Then in 1874 the partnership of Emery & Garland was formed, as above stated.

M.Garland is a native of Jefferson County, N. Y. In 1870 he came to Bay City from Ean Claire, Wis., and for about four years was manufacturing chains, and putting in sawdust feeders and carriers, the firm being Garland, Ingraham & Co. In 1874 he became a member of the above named firm, and is also president of the Standard Machinery Co.

Both these gentlemen are fine specimens of the representative business men of the country, and the leading position occupied by their firm has been attained by the exercise of sterling business qualities and vigorous enterprise.

Additional Notes.

    1884 Directory - Bay City, Mich.
    -- Includes employes listed.
  • Brown, Edward W - clerk Emery & Garland, res 238 N Van Buren.
  • Emery, John G - (Emery & Garland), res 615 N. Grant.
  • Emery & Garland (172) - John G. Emery, Michael Garland), Mill Machinery N Water opp Fraser House.
  • Garland, Michael - (Emery & Garland), Pres Standard Machinery Co., res 623 N Grant.
  • Noble Robert S - carpenter Emery & Garland, res cor Crapo and Jayne, West Bay City.
  • Obrien, James W - foreman Emery & Garland, res 2140 4th.
  • Stevens, Benajmin S - carp Emery & Garland, res 504 Marsac.
  • Wilmot, Wm G - bookkeeper Emery & Garland, bds Campbell house.
Related Pages/Notes

Related Pages.
Emery, John G. Jr.
Garland, Michael
People Referenced
Brown, Edward W.
Emery, John G. (owner)
Emery, John G., Jr.
Garland, Michael (owner)
McGraw, John
Nobel, Robert S.
Obrien, James W.
Stevens, Benjamin S.
Wilmot, Wm. G.
Subjects Referenced
Bay City, MI
Campbell House
Ean Claire, WI
Emery & Garland Co.
Fraser House
Garland Ingraham & Co.
Green Bay, WI
Industrial Works
Jefferson Co., NY
John McGraw & Co.
Minneapolis, MN
Sage Mill
Standard Machinery Co.
WRITINGS: History As It Was Written Then.