Source: The Manchester Republican, July 3, 1873


Some four years ago S. Heeter erected a wagon and blacksmith shop on the east side of the river and has generally worked five or six hands at the business since making it a kind of partnership with the blacksmiths; carrying on a general repair shop in both departments of wood and iron work. Since the shop was started they have made in the neighborhood of 200 new jobs; and with the present force could make a new wagon a week if they would not devote so much time to other work. They make spring wagons and buggies to order. Frank Thomas is the master spirit in the smithy,--he believes in the old adage, "strike when the iron is hot."