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BUTT BROTHERS

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BUTT BROTHERS. Established in 1852 by John Butt, Sr., the company manufactured wagons and a general stock of light-running vehicles. When the company founder died in 1873, he was succeeded by his sons--John, Ernest, William and Helmuth Butt.

In 1876 it was announced that the company would construct a new wagon factory on Iowa street next to the CONNOLLY CARRIAGE MANUFACTORY. (1) The three-story brick building was constructed at a cost of $3,500. The company employed seven workmen earning a weekly payroll of $100. The annual income of the company in 1880 was $8,000.

See: John BUTT

The 1859-1860 through 1929 Dubuque City Directory gave the address as 645 Iowa.

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Source:

1. "New Wagon Factory," Dubuque Herald, January 18, 1876, p. 4. Online: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=uh8FjILnQOkC&dat=18760118&printsec=frontpage&hl=en