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Roswell Gleason
 Dorchester's Gleason Revolutionized Silver Industry
by Anthony Sammarco.

Few of us realize that the first attempts at silverplating base metal in this country took place on Washington Stree, near Four Corners, in the nineteenth century.

This article appeared in the Dorchester Community News 17 April 1992.

Click here to see the pdf version of this arrticle.

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