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Lummus Cotton Gins

 
 
Lummus Cotton Gins Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
1. Lummus Cotton Gins Marker
Inscription. 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 manufacturer of cotton ginning equipment.
 
Location. 32° 27.765′ N, 84° 59.632′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is on West 9th Street east of Front Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The marker stands at the edge of the Marriott Hotel parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus GA 31901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Garrett and Sons / Cargill-Wright Company (here, next to this marker); Early Residences
Lummus Cotton Gins Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
2. Lummus Cotton Gins Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Empire Mills (within shouting distance of this marker); The Joseph House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Columbus Iron Works (about 400 feet away); The Columbus Guards (about 500 feet away); Columbus’ First Theater (about 500 feet away); Fit for Man and Beast (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .  Lummus Corporation. (Submitted on June 17, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Lummus Cotton Gins Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
3. Lummus Cotton Gins Marker
Looking west on 9th Street toward Front Street and the Chattahoochee River
Lummus Cotton Gins Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
4. Lummus Cotton Gins Marker
The marker with the Marriott Hotel in the background, built around a restored cotton mill which began operations in 1861.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 675 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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