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Tractor Seat Chairs made in York a Century ago

In honor of the opening of the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show this post examines Tractor Seat Chairs made in York over a Century ago. Walker A. Dromgold, of York, PA, received a United States Patent for the single bolt design … Continue reading

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Made in York by The Hench & Dromgold Company

Earlier this month, I wrote about The Hench & Dromgold Company; an agricultural implement manufacturer, headquartered in York, PA between 1879 and 1919. In 1899, they were the twelfth largest factory employer in York County. Floyd Stiles provided several photos … Continue reading

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#10 S. Morgan Smith Company; Industry Leader in Hydraulic Turbines

I’ve shown the patent header and primary cut-away drawing from S. Morgan Smith’s first Turbine Water Wheel patent. Stephen M. Smith received this patent on December 26, 1876, while still with York Manufacturing Company. Smith retained rights to his new … Continue reading

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#12 The Hench & Dromgold Company; Agricultural Implement Maker of York, PA

At #12 in the count down of the Top 50 York County Factories at End of 19th Century is The Hench & Dromgold Company in York, PA. The 10th Factory Inspection Report, from the Pennsylvania Department of Factory Inspection, notes … Continue reading

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Tractor Seat Chair or Modern Art; You Decide

I happened upon this image while looking for a United States Patent related to a future post.  My first thought, this could easily be a piece of modern art.  I was not surprised that the patentee was from York, PA, … Continue reading

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