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This southward looking aerial view of the York Haven Paper Mill (center) & York Haven Power Plant (lower left) is from the 1950s. The reason for locating a paper mill (and power plant) at this site can be traced to a canal, opened in 1797, to allow navigation of the

This postcard shows the aftermath of the massive explosion that occurred at 2:45 P.M. on August 10, 1908, at the York Rolling Mill; located along Loucks Mill Road in Spring Garden Township, York County, PA. Daniel J. Diehl of 712 Prospect Street in York, PA took this photograph. The 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 is the York Carriage Company. The 10th Factory Inspection Report

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 patent, named it the “Success” turbine and contracted with York

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 viewpoint is as if someone is standing in the intersection

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 that on February 16th 1899, The Hench & Dromgold Company

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 on July 13th 1899, the Hanover Match Company has 143

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 on May 15th 1899, Baugher, Kurtz & Stewart has 140

In 1899, the Wrightsville Hardware Company had been manufacturing hardware and iron novelties for 19-years.  The #15, in the post headline, signifies that in the year 1899, there were only fourteen companies containing a work force of more employees in all of York County. This is a southeast view of