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    G. W. LORIMER, president and general manager of The Auto Sand Mixer Company, and secretary and treasurer of The American Machine Telephone Company, Limited, is one of Piqua's representative men. He was born in County Brant, Ontario, Dominion of Canada, in 1874, and there was educated and later learned telegraphing, which he followed until 1892.

    About that year Mr. Lorimer became interested in the automatic telephone exchanges and accepted the position of secretary treasurer of The American Machine Telephone Company, Limited, for the manufacture of machine telephone exchanges, which is known as the Lorimer system, he and his brother being the patentees. They have these exchanges established in Canada, France and Italy and in the interests of his business be has visited those countries. The Auto Sand Mixer Company, of Piqua, manufacturing , was organized and incorporated in 1906, with a capital stock of $40,000, with G. W. Lorimer as president and general manager; V. E. Minnich, vice-president; G. A. Vaugier, treasurer; and Dr. P. L. Snorf, secretary, for the manufacturing of sand mixing machinery for foundry use. Mr. Lorimer is the patentee of this invention. In addition to the patents be has already secured on his two notable Inventions, he has fourteen more pending relative to the same.

    In 1897 Mr. Lorimer was married to Miss Jennie Hunter, of Ontario, Canada, and they have three children: A. Hoyt, Genevieve and Harry Townsend. Mr. and Mrs. Lorimer are members of the Presbyterian Church. He is a thirty-second degree Mason, is past master of Warren Lodge, of Piqua; belongs to the Blue Lodge and Chapter at Piqua; the Council and commandery at Troy; and the Consistory at Dayton. Mr. Lorimer has many beautiful souvenirs of travel in his handsome home and he has also perhaps the finest collection of archeological specimens and old firearms belonging to any private person in the State of Ohio. He has been interested in making this collection for many years, having at present 200 of these antique firearms. The collection would adorn any museum.

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