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H.A. Weldy Powder Company lithograph

circa 1865
 Collection
Identifier: 1998-271

Abstract

Henry A. Weldy and members of the Shindel family purchased the small Huhn Powder mill outside Tamaqua, Pennsylvania on the banks of the Little Schuylkill River. They operated it as the H. A. Weldy Powder Company. Illustrations on the lithograph depict Tunnel Mills and Edgeworth Mills, which comprised the H. A. Weldy Powder Company.

Dates

  • circa 1865

Creator

Extent

1 item(s)

General Physical Description

1 print : lithograph,sepia toned ; 15.5 x 23.5 in.

Historical Note

Henry A. Weldy and members of the Shindel family purchased the small Huhn Powder mill outside Tamaqua, Pennsylvania on the banks of the Little Schuylkill River. They operated it as the H. A. Weldy Powder Company. After an explosion in 1871, E.I. du Pont De Nemours and Company purchased the Shindels' interest in the mill, which also gave them control. Weldy, however, proved a capable manager and the mill grew under his leadership. In 1906, several years after Weldy’s retirement, another explosion took place, but the plant was not rebuilt. Two years later, workers dismantled what remained of the H. A. Weldy Powder Company, and the real estate was sold to the Anthracite Water Company. The land is now owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Scope and Content

Illustrations on the lithograph depict Tunnel Mills and Edgeworth Mills, which comprised the H. A. Weldy Powder Company. The lithograph was published by Charles Hart of New York City.

Location

Drawer A-16.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
H.A. Weldy Powder Company lithograph
Status:
Date:
2015
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

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