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Reader looking for info on Manchester’s long-closed Rentzel’s Farm Implements

Jann Rentzel Lehman is looking for information – particularly pictures – about her great-grandfather’s York County, Pa., business.
Here’s her query:

I was wondering if you could locate any information on my great grandfather, Jacob Rentzel’s Farm Implements and Phosphate Feed Business at 15 South Main St. in Manchester.

He had operated the business for 24 years,1914 until 1938, at that location. I don’t know how long after that date, that the business was still operating. I have been looking for a picture of it, I have ones of family get togethers, but none of them show the complete sign.

If you have any information, please e-mail Jann or comment below.
The Rentzel family, prominent in that northeastern part of York County, was integral in Old Tyme Days, an antique machinery show, for years and years. Bet there’s information out there along the lines than Jann is looking for.
Other posts of interest:
Wolf Man. Wolfchester. No, the Village of Mount Wolf.
Emigsville’s Web site tells tales of community’s past.
Trolley ran both ways between Manchester and Mount Wolf.
Conewago crossing near Manchester a hot spot, literally, for years.
Starbucks, roasting for millions of taste buds, tucked into corner of York County.