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James S. Bell

Washburn, Crosby Milling Company

1889 - 1915

Food & Tobacco

pre-1900 b. 1847
Born-Died1847 - 1915
BirthplacePennsylvania (PA)
FatherOwner, Small Business
Era - pre-1900

Bell created the brand name Gold Medal for his company's flour. During the 1890s, Bell created selling and buying networks as part of a vigorous program of vertical integration. Bell also increased the company's production from 8,000 barrels per day to 28,000 barrels per day.