Saturday, June 10, 2006

Patna Rice connection of J. W. Fiske & Co.

The firm of J. W. Fiske and Company was one of the preeminent makers and retailers of ornamental iron and zinc objects in New York City in the second half of the nineteenth century, producing a wide range of garden fountains, statues, urns, and furniture. And the amazing thing is that Mr. Fiske has a PATNA RICE connection.

During one of his travels abroad on business, he is said to have purchased 13 tonnes of PATNA RICE from India.

"Another account records the purchase of thirteen tons of Patna rice from India..."

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