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Top 50 York County Factories in 1899 Archives

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

  Several times a year, the Chicago trade publication American Artisan and Hardware Record selected a Captain of Industry that was profiled in a feature they called Hall of Fame.  John C. Schmidt of York, Pennsylvania, was given the honor in the November 1st, 1919 issue of the publication.  This

In my count down of the 50 top factories in York County at the end of 19th Century, there are 12 cigar factories represented.  Celestino, Costello & Company is the eleventh cigar related manufacturer that I’ve written about thus far, in counting down the top 50.  This company has the

“Marquise” Shirt Waists are illustrated in a Hecht’s Department Store ad that appeared in the April 26, 1908, issue of the Washington Post.  At the time, Hecht’s was located at 513-515-517 Seventh Street, N.W. in Washington D.C.  The advertisement is for the “Sale of Famous “Marquise” Waists To-morrow.” “Marquise” Shirt

This illustration of the York Wall Paper Factory is from an 1899 Trade Publication.  It is a view looking southeast.  The streetcar in the lower left is running along Linden Avenue. To understand The Battle of the Wall Paper Competitors, one needs to look no further than the 1903 Atlas