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This 1912 Kline “Meteor” Kar is shown with designer James Allen Kline behind the wheel.  At first glance, this car could have been built in Pennsylvania or Virginia.  The reason, through October 1912 Kline Kars were built, where the cars originated, in York, Pa.; however starting November 1912, Kline Kar

This is one of the slides that I’ve already prepared for a Fall 2013 OLLI  talk entitled “From York Manufacturing Company to York Ice Machinery Corporation, the First 60-Years of York Corporation.”  As soon as I saw Blake Stough’s Preserving York post this past weekend on The Patriotic Parade of

The Library of Congress has a huge Online Catalog of Prints & Photographs. That’s where I found the photos of the Kline Racing Kars used in this post. The “Jimmy” is the Kline-Kar special-racer built in York and introduced in June 1912; it was named after its designer James A.

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 end of 19th Century, I’m using data from the 10th