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Schmidt & Ault’s name was everywhere: You couldn’t get lost going to its old York mill site


Schmidt & Ault Paper Company  SubmittedThe Schmidt & Ault name remains prominent on and around the old King’s Mill/St. Regis/Smurfit-Stone site, now part of York College of Pennsylvania’s domain. East Berlin’s Dale E. Brenner provides these looks at the Schmidt & Ault brand. Also of interest:  Old King’s Mill-Smurfit Stone site giving way to information age.

A reader asked about the signage on the old Schmidt & Ault paper mill, and I posted that query here and in the York Daily Record/Sunday News.

Dale E. Brenner, a former Schmidt & Ault employee  came through with these images and more.

The Schmidt & Ault company was clearly brand and community conscious. It’s name is tatooed on the mill, and the S & A name was attached to community sports teams and the like.

Enjoy this photographic ride, the photos coming from 15 years or more ago:

Schmidt & Ault Paper Company Submitted This ghost sign appears on the mill’s west side. Notice the name on the smokestack, too.

Schmidt & Ault Paper Company SubmittedThis sign shows high water marks from Codorus Creek floods, but it’s a bit hard to decipher.

Schmidt & Ault Paper Company  softball game   SubmittedThe Schmidt & Ault name appears on the jerseys of its softball team. Dale Brenner, left fielder on the team that won the 1952 Industrial league Championship, supplied a Harry McLaughlin column from the York Dispatch that lauded Henry Schmidt’s support of the team. ‘The late Henry D. Schmidt was a hero to employees at his Schmidt and Ault Co., manufacturers of paper and paperboard,’ McLaughlin wrote.

Schmidt & Ault Paper Company softball teamSubmittedThe champs, with their Schmidt & Ault patches (see below).

Schmidt & Ault Paper Co. patchesSubmitted

 Also of interest:

York’s 200-year-old Philip King House: ‘Its life still appears to be strong’


If you have photos of the sign with the flood levels on it (above), please let me know: jem@ydr.com.