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Manufacturing contributed significantly to the growth of Auburn. Early factories made hardware such as nuts and bolts, bicycle frames, pipes and tubing, aluminum ladders, and bricks and block.
At least two of these factories were "famous" in multiple states: the Delaware Seamless Tube Co. was one of the first factories to develop a process of creating a pipe "or tube" that had no seam. The Auburn Shale Brick Company's products were of such a high quality and good value that it produced millions of bricks each year which shipped to locations throughout the East.