Monthly Archives: September 2013

What did these 107 Yorkers have in common, during July 1872, for inclusion in a listing on Front Page of The York Gazette?

The answer: These 107 Yorkers are some of the many persons in and around York, who have and highly recommend the Success Washing Machine.  This post resulted from researching a question from one of my readers; she asked, “What was … Continue reading

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O. J. Bollinger & Co. plus S. Morgan Smith and Jacob Loucks form the York Manufacturing Company in 1874

The company lineage of today’s Johnson Controls’ Building Efficiency operations in York goes back through the following business names: York International Corporation (1986-2005) York Division of Borg-Warner Corporation (1956-1986) York Corporation (1942-1956) York Ice Machinery Corporation (1927-1942) York Manufacturing Company … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 10 . . Work . . Part 5

RAILCAR GOLD is a historically accurate multi-generational fictional tale of hidden treasure, primarily set in York County, Pennsylvania during the latter half of the Nineteenth Century.  This is Part 5 of Chapter 10 . . . Work.  A new part … Continue reading

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Oliver J. Bollinger and his initial Patented Bollinger Turbine Water Wheel

The company lineage of today’s Johnson Controls’ Building Efficiency operations in York goes back through the following business names: York International Corporation (1986-2005) York Division of Borg-Warner Corporation (1956-1986) York Corporation (1942-1956) York Ice Machinery Corporation (1927-1942) York Manufacturing Company … Continue reading

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Oliver J. Bollinger brought Manufacturing Experience to the York Manufacturing Company in addition to contributing his patent on a Turbine Water Wheel

The company lineage of today’s Johnson Controls’ Building Efficiency operations in York goes back through the following business names: York International Corporation (1986-2005) York Division of Borg-Warner Corporation (1956-1986) York Corporation (1942-1956) York Ice Machinery Corporation (1927-1942) York Manufacturing Company … Continue reading

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Jacob Loucks affiliations with Four Paper Mills make him Relatively Wealthy; prior to providing Start-up Cash for York Manufacturing Company

My post Friday contains background sources concerning Jacob Loucks affiliations with Four Paper Mills.  He was involved with these paper mills from the early to mid-1850s through the late 1860s, or possibly into the early 1870s; i.e. Jacob Loucks, from … Continue reading

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Jacob Loucks learned the Paper Making Trade near Hunt Valley, Maryland; P. H. Glatfelter followed in his footsteps

I know my assertion that Jacob Loucks learned the paper making trade at a Paper Mill located near what is now known as Hunt Valley, Maryland, runs counter to information in some publications.  Additionally the information found on the Internet … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 10 . . Work . . Part 4

RAILCAR GOLD is a historically accurate multi-generational fictional tale of hidden treasure, primarily set in York County, Pennsylvania during the latter half of the Nineteenth Century.  This is Part 4 of Chapter 10 . . . Work.  A new part … Continue reading

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Jacob Loucks; Family History of a Founder of the York Manufacturing Company

The company lineage of today’s Johnson Controls’ Building Efficiency operations in York goes back through the following business names: York International Corporation (1986-2005) York Division of Borg-Warner Corporation (1956-1986) York Corporation (1942-1956) York Ice Machinery Corporation (1927-1942) York Manufacturing Company … Continue reading

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Practically FREE Train Ride on Steam into History; this Saturday 9/21/13

The Steam into History web site announces for Saturday September 21, 2013: September 21, Steam Into History, Saubel Markets and Shurfine are sponsoring a taste of the train ride to Railroad, PA during the New Freedom Fest.  We will have … Continue reading

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