Source: The Manchester Republican, March 19, 1874

Mr. Ball of the foundry and machine shop sold his interest to his partner, Mr. Lichtenwalter. Mr. Ball will go to a farm near Elkhart. Mr. L., will continue to run the shop. He finds a great demand for repair work of all kinds; he also manufactures the best breaking plow in this part of the country, using Ball's patent wrought-iron beam, which is certainly the strongest in proportion to its weight ever invented, besides it has other advantages over all other beams, which any farmer will discover at sight.