Cramp, William, 1916, Business Profile
CRAMP, WM., & SONS, SHIP AND ENGINE BUILDING CO.: Located in Kensington, at Beach and Ball Streets. This establishment dates from 1830, William Cramp, its founder, being then twenty-three years old. It has long been one of the great industries of the city. After the introduction of iron and steel shipbuilding, it was rapidly developed, and has since been famous in the production of a large number of ships of war for the National and foreign governments, as well as fleets of modern passenger and freight vessels. The average number of employees is about 5000. Visitors should apply for admission at the company's office at the works.
1. Poor Richard's Dictionary of Philadelphia, 1916, page 60.
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