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Picture Business Name Location Owner/Operator Dates of Operation Comments:
  Fields Brickyard   John & Holstein Fields 1867 - ?  
  Harbison-Walker Refractories Company Front & Welsh St.     "Made open hearth fire brick for lining steel blast furnaces and other firebrick..

Don Kreble was Super, Bob Volkhardt office manager. I was a clerk for about a year there, first job I ever had.

Rush Miller, packing and shipping. (my uncle).

Ed Bowley, my father, foreman all plant maintenance and machine shop..

The ore was shipped up the Delaware river, unloaded and processed at the plant. Mixed and fired on site. Shipped to Pittsburgh Bethlehem steel, United Steel and others. I made the billing for rail shipment."

Thanks to
Ed Bowley,
Edlbee@aol.com 

  Powell's Quarries First Ward, Chester   Had been out of operation for some time by 1902.  
  Price Brickyard Concord Ave. near 9th St.     Had 3 kilns and in September 1907, was proposed to be operated again by Fields Brothers of Eddystone
  Samuel J. Rose E. 10th St. between Potter & Upland

later moved to:

21st St. & Providence Ave.

Samuel J. Rose   Retired by 1902
 

 

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