Huber Breaker, Pa

Huber Breaker, Pa

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:19 pm

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Re: Huber Breaker, Pa

PostBy: McGiever On: Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:05 am

"The Home of Blue Coal"

May the Spirits of those whom toiled there live on.
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Re: Huber Breaker, Pa

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:44 pm

Is this now a true collectable? :?

McGiever wrote:"The Home of Blue Coal"

May the Spirits of those whom toiled there live on.
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Re: Huber Breaker, Pa

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:10 pm

Lots of Blue Coal all over the Connecticut River Valley.......I hope the hell they don't make another damned Mall on the site. Perhaps something more respectful of what took place there.
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Re: Huber Breaker, Pa

PostBy: McGiever On: Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:31 pm

The scrap steel will be returned in about a year at a Dollar Store near everyone of us. :roll:
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Re: Huber Breaker, Pa

PostBy: gorpot On: Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:51 am

Is this the Coal breaker you see off to the west side of Rt. 81 south of Wilkes-Barre? The picture you posted looks like the old building I see every time I travel on Rt 81.
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Re: Huber Breaker, Pa

PostBy: ntp71 On: Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:17 am

I live close by there. They started tearing it down last week a section at a time.
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Re: Huber Breaker, Pa

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:19 am

That will be a lot of steel...and I'm sure it is high quality.
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Re: Huber Breaker, Pa

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:02 pm

gorpot wrote:Is this the Coal breaker you see off to the west side of Rt. 81 south of Wilkes-Barre? The picture you posted looks like the old building I see every time I travel on Rt 81.


That's the one, it's the last one of that era in the Wyoming Valley. It's a huge facility.
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Re: Huber Breaker, Pa

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:35 am

That's weird I was driving home that way last Thursday. I looked at it and thought I wonder how much longer before its gone for scrap and I figured it would be a while since scrap prices are down. I guess not. Looks like my normal logic of buy high sell low. :lol:
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Re: Huber Breaker, Pa

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:58 pm

Another sad day for those who enjoy the history of this country, the Industrial Revolution, and the great technological advances that came with it. I do have a question for you PA members. Are any other coal breakers of this magnitude still in operation? How does the Blaschak coal I buy in New Hampshire get processed? To the Huber Coal Breaker and all the other ghost of America's industrial past, RIP.
Matt
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Re: Huber Breaker, Pa

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:50 am

DePippo79 wrote:Are any other coal breakers of this magnitude still in operation?


Not even close... These are the menzie cones that were in that plant, they are used to separate the rock from the coal. There was 14 of them at it's height and 10 of them now if they haven't been scrapped yet. The preservation society was hoping to get one of them but I'd imagine they didn't have the funds. .

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Re: Huber Breaker, Pa

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:37 pm

Thanks Richard. Shortly after I posted I found a youtube video showing the Blaschak facility. Very, very small by comparison. This topic in the anthracite history section "Video about coal mining in the 30"s" shows the cones and the rest of the Delaware and Lackawanna coal breaker in operation. Looks to be about the same size as the Huber breaker. Matt
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Re: Huber Breaker, Pa

PostBy: ntp71 On: Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:44 am

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Re: Huber Breaker, Pa

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:45 pm

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