Milton History

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Souter Silk Company

Souter Silk Company 700 Hepburn Street

This building is at the southeast corner of Hepburn Street and Prospect Avenue. Sydney H. Souter, President, lived at 41 N. Front St. with his wife Margaret and children Martha and Sydney in 1910. He sold his company to Susquehanna Silk Mills in 1913.

The Sydney H. Souter Silk Co., manufacturers of high grade silk, was organized in May, 1907. Ground was broken for the erection of their mill, on May 1st, and on

Sydney H. Souter

Sydney H. Souter

October 1st, the first piece of silk was woven. The energy and push displayed by Mr. Souter in the erection and starting of his plant, has been continued, and the mill is now equipped with one hundred and fifty looms, and a large throwing plant, and has a daily capacity of 2,000 yards. The ability and knowledge of Mr. Souter to successfully manage a silk mill comes to him through an ancestry of three generations, who have been successful manufacturers of silks, and with twenty-five years’ experience, from bobbin boy to proprietor, Mr. Souter is thoroughly equipped to develop a large business. They employ about two hundred persons.

The officers and directors are: Sydney H. Souter, President; John F. Kissinger, Vice President; H. R. Frick, Secretary; H. W. Chamberlin, Treasurer; H. A. Neumann, Superintendent.