Selecting coal brands, 1920s-1950s

Selecting coal brands, 1920s-1950s

PostBy: mjhdn On: Fri Jul 29, 2005 3:17 pm

Hello,

I've been doing research into the brand names of anthracite coal and the related companies and railroads. I'm curious as to what brands your company would have distributed between the 1920s and 1950s. Being in the heart of anthracite country, I imagine there would be no shortage of brand names to choose from. Do you know what brands were carried, and how they were selected?

Thanks,
Mark
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Re: Selecting coal brands, 1920s-1950s

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Aug 01, 2005 1:20 am

mjhdn wrote: Being in the heart of anthracite country, I imagine there would be no shortage of brand names to choose from.


That sentence couldn't be truer. From the early 1900's to the 50's Chervenitski Coal was located within a few hundred feet to 1 or 2 miles of 3 or 5... maybe 6 breakers. I'll see what kind of information I can get from my Grandmother regarding where the bulk of it was purchased from. They won't be familiar as names such as Reading Anthracite or Blue Coal.

The building in the background to the left is the Gaylord Breaker. That picture was taken less than 100 feet from the current location.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

PostBy: mrhernia On: Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:42 pm

I have done some research on this at the Hazelton Library. There are 3 brands that I saw in old posters from the Depression
. They are Potter Coal, Lackawanna Blue Flame Special and Moriah Clean
Flame Coal. Hope this helps.

MrHernia
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