D.R. Sperry & Co.
Location: Batavia, Kane County, Illinois
Founders: D.R. Sperry (1825- ), A.N. Merrill
Period of Production: 1868-
Products Manufactured: Full Line
1867 - Merrill establishes Batavia foundry.
1868 - Company organized when Sperry buys an interest in Merrill's foundry.
1869 - Sperry buys out Merrill.
1876 - Company incorporated as D.R. Sperry & Co.
1881 - Company moves to North Aurora, IL, but continues to maintain Batavia address.
1885 - Foundry destroyed by fire and rebuilt.
1887 - Foundry damaged by river flooding.
1903 - Second fire destroys foundry, rebuilt from brick within six months.
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