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Captan Lincoln Drake – of Easton, MA
…..The town of Easton is represented in the State government for this year by Hon. Oliver Ames, Lieutenant-Governor; Hon. L. S. Drake, State senator; and Mr. George A. Lackey, representative to the State Legislature……
….. At the Furnace village at the opening of the century Gen. Shepard Leach carried on a successful furnace business.
In 1837, Capt. Lincoln Drake established the malleable iron works, under the firm- name of A. Boyden & Co. It went under that name for about two years, and was under the superintendence of Mr. Boyden. Daniel Belcher then took charge of the business for Capt. Drake. About the year 1840 brass castings were for a while also made. In 1849, Daniel Belcher bought out the business, and since that time it has run constantly, except for a few weeks after the works were destroyed by fire. The castings are for agricultural implements, carriage and saddlery castings, cotton and woolen machinery, and many similar things that take the place of difficult forgings. These castings are sent all over the country. This firm, known as the Daniel Belcher Malleable Iron Works, enjoys a high reputation for the excellence of its work. It employs thirty men.
Near by is the foundry of L. S. and A. L. Drake, successors, in 1872, to Capt. Lincoln Drake, who organized this business in 1833. This firm employs twenty-five men. Its castings in 1881 were of about seven hundred tons , and they are largely for machine purposes, school-house work, hot-water heating apparatus, etc.
History of Bristol County, Massachusetts: With Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men Compiled Under The Supervision of D. Hamilton Hurd, Illustrated; Duane Hamilton Hurd; J.W. Lewis & Co., 1883; Philadelphia, PA