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.