Tag Archives: George Prowell’s 1907 History of York County

In search of the Codorus Canal

This is the beginning of a new series of YorksPast posts; as I search for additional details about the Codorus Canal. Two years ago, upon researching my post Codorus Tow Path Railroad to Chickies I uncovered some interesting Codorus Navigation … Continue reading

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Dr. Betz piqued Henry Ford’s interest in Schultz House of Springettsbury Township

A 1912 newspaper article by Dr. Israel H. Betz of York, PA is likely what piqued Henry Ford’s interest in purchasing the Schultz House and moving it to Greenfield Village in Michigan.  I wrote about Ford’s interest in acquiring the … Continue reading

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#22 Nes Chain Manufacturing Company in York; first building within ACCO Plant

In my post Late 1800s Factory Inspection Reports Assist in Identification of an East Prospect Photo  I wrote about finding these reports in the State Library of Pennsylvania.  For this series on the Top 50 York County Factories at the … Continue reading

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#23 Variety Iron Works in York; Ornamental Iron Work to Charter School

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George S. Billmeyer (1849-1917); Biography from Pennsylvania A History

This is a zoomed in view of George S. Billmeyer, from the side-by-side portraits of George and his father Charles Billmeyer that appeared in my post Resemblance is remarkable between Goodridge image of Charles Billmeyer and photo of his son, … Continue reading

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#25 Industrial Sewing Company of Glen Rock; 1 Male & 95 Female Employees in 1899

In my post Late 1800s Factory Inspection Reports Assist in Identification of an East Prospect Photo  I wrote about finding these reports in the State Library of Pennsylvania.  For this series on the Top 50 York County Factories at the … 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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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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#28 York Safe & Lock Company in Spring Garden Township; from the Top 50 York County Factories in 1899

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#29 Keystone Farm Machine Company in York; in the Factory Buildings that formerly housed the Empire Car Works

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