Tag Archives: Pennsylvania Department of Factory Inspection

#2 York Manufacturing Company; Ice Making to Air Conditioning

This is the earliest view of the York Manufacturing Company along Roosevelt Avenue, a road then named West York Avenue; which runs along the bottom left of the illustration. The York Manufacturing Company had there own passenger railroad station; seen … Continue reading

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#8 York Carriage Company; becomes site of Pullman Automobile production in York

This Morning Wagon with Rumble Seat is one of the many carriage models produced by the York Carriage Company in York, PA. At #8 in the count down of the Top 50 York County Factories at End of 19th Century … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during January 2015; OLLI Lifelong Learning at Penn State York

  Three of January’s top posts are related to my next OLLI Lifelong Learning classes at Penn State York. The Spring 2015 OLLI Course Catalog is at this link. OLLI is an all volunteer-driven organization that has provided a variety … Continue reading

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#9 Jacob A. Mayer & Brothers, in North York; Segars by the Million

These buildings, on the northeast corner of North George Street and Seventh Avenue in North York, housed the largest cigar factory in York County during 1899. At #9 in the count down of the Top 50 York County Factories at … 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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#11 York Card & Paper Company; The Battle of the Wall Paper Competitors, Part 2

These illustrations, related to the wallpaper manufacturer York Card & Paper Company, are from a 19th Century company letterhead. The September 16, 1898, letter informs a customer that the wallpaper they wished to order is not in stock. The factory … 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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#13 Hanover Match Company; largest employer in Hanover during 1899

At #13 in the count down of the Top 50 York County Factories at End of 19th Century is the Hanover Match Company in Hanover, PA. The 10th Factory Inspection Report, from the Pennsylvania Department of Factory Inspection, notes that … Continue reading

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#14 Baugher, Kurtz & Stewart; The Prominent Foundry along the Codorus in York

At #14 in the count down of the Top 50 York County Factories at End of 19th Century is Baugher, Kurtz & Stewart in York, PA. The 10th Factory Inspection Report, from the Pennsylvania Department of Factory Inspection, notes that … Continue reading

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