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Fast Cooking with Gas! B.G. Devoe's Inventions ~ Collecting Lima Ohio


1890 -- BENJAMIN G. DEVOE, OF LIMA, OHIO



1901 -- BENJAMIN GREEN DEVOE, OF LIMA, OHIO
1882 -- BENJAMIN G. DEVOE, OF KENTON, ASSIGNOR TO THE LIMA IRON FENCE COMPANY, OF LIMA, OHIO.


Lima Iron Fence Company, was organized in June, 1882, with H. Kibby, president; T. T. Mitchell, vice-president; F. W. Holmes, secretary; Kibby, Mitchell and Dr. Ashton, executive committee; and B. G. DeVoe, superintendent. The fence manufactured is the DeVoe and Ramsay patent, at once neat and durable. 
The original building is 50x200, to which other buildings were added in 1882-83. The leading products are iron fence, cresting, verandas, cellar and window guards, stair and counter railings, and hitching posts. The iron used is all malleable iron. The directors elected in January, are H. Kibby, J. R. Ashton, Robert Mehaffey, E. Ashton, T. T. Mitchell and James Irvine.
In January, 1885, John Carnes and C. S. Garretson retired from the Lima Iron Fence Company. The business of the company will be conducted under the same firm name by W. L. Porter [Read about Lima's Pain King], D. E. Fritz, F. X. White and Frank W. Holmes.



B. G. DeVoe, general manager of the Hydro Carbon Fuel and Gas Co of 
Cincinnati, returned to that city yesterday, after spending Sunday 
with his family bere.


1911 -- B.G. DeVoe, a well known and venerable citizen, was removed by ambulance from his home to the city hospital. He is about 80 years of age and is in serious condition, suffering from an attack of pneumonia. 
He is the father of Capt. Frank DeVoe, of the south fire department, and has a number of other well known sons.
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This has been a quick look at: 
Benjamin Green Devoe
[approx. dates: 1831-1911]
Kenton, Ohio and Lima, Ohio resident, businessman, inventor and patentor of several inventions, including the B.G. DEVOE HYDRO-CARBON GAS GENERATOR. 
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Note: These items are part of my ''Collecting Lima Virtual Museum''. They are not for sale.

If/when I find more information on these items, I will add it to the post.

Read the Introduction to my ''Collecting Lima'' Virtual Museum Project, all about my Lima Ohio Bottles, Advertising, Antiques collection.
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