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James T.  Ames
(1810-ca.1885)

James T. Ames was born in Massachusetts in 1810, and in 1842 organized the Ames Manufacturing Company with a capital of $30,000. During the Civil War between 1,500 and 1,600 people were employed there making cannons, swords and projectiles. Following the war, production turned primarily to bronze statuary, bicycles and steam engines, and Ames served as company president from 1867 to 1872. In 1838 he married Ellen Huse in Chicopee. He died between 1880 (when he appears on the Chicopee census as retired and disabled) and 1890, at which time his wife is listed as his widow in the city directory. His mineral collection was sold to a mineral dealer by his descendants in 1918.

Reference:
CANFIELD, f. a. (1923) The Dispositions of Some American Collections of Minerals.
Springfield City Directory 1876
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