California Fair - Sixth Annual
Friday, June 13, 2014 at 10:18AM
Jo Giessner

1859 September, Sacramento Daily Union - Sixth Annual Fair of the State Agricultural Society 

Excerpts:

Native Wines - "Sainsevain Brothers send also a fine lot of their table wines and Sparkling California."

California Glass, Pickles, Catsup, etc. - "Baker & Cutting, San Francisco - A special feature in this display are some gherkin bottles, blown in San Francisco, the first native glass manufacture that has yet appeared; they are very creditable specimens, but susceptible of improvement in color and texture; a  stand filled from top to bottom with almost every conceivable variety of pickles and catsups, is also a worthy show of native manufacture; several kinds of vinegar are exhibited, together with champagne cider, stencil ink, etc. etc."

Shingle Machines - "Made in Wisconsin; agent and exhibitor, L. Bishop, San Francisco. It is a bed, seven feet in diameter, with five bolt holes, in which the shingle bolts are placed; it revolves horizontally, and the shingles are cut with the grain by a circular, running horizontally, and secured to a mamstrel. It will cut 40,000 shingles in ten hours, and will average, steady work, 25,000 to 30,000 shingles per day. The patentee is K. Freeman. The machine is not in operation, some objection being made by the Fair Managers to its running."

"Next in order we must enumerate the beautiful Durham stock entered by R. J. Walsh, of Stony Creek, Colusa County. The stalls occupied by these animals have been grand centers of attraction, good judges of stock being lavish in their praise of the fine points exhibited. Every one who passes seems to be struck with their sleek appearance, evident docility and noble bearing. They must be seen to be appreciated, and will alone well repay a visit to the Cattle Grounds. They are a benefit to the State and a credit to their owner Mr. Walsh."

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