Record Carbon Black Shipments in 1909


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 3/1/1909.

The shipments of carbon black from the plant of Godfrey L. Cabot at Grantsville during the past few days has been the largest in the history of the plant, and has kept Capt. Wright of the gasolene boat Winona, quite busy.  The carbon was shipped from Grantsville to Palestine by boat and there it was loaded into cars and brought out for the eastern markets.  The shipments of the past few days consisted of 32,000 sacks of twelve and a half pounds each and 800 barrels of 80 pounds each, in all about 650,000 pounds.  The other carbon companies in that section have also shipped out quite a large quantity within the past few weeks, as there is a ready sale for the product.