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Manufacturing Plants Allison Forgings of Metallic Quality

American Locomotive Co. (Front & Jeffrey St.)

American Viscose Corporation (Marcus Hook, PA)

Baldt Anchor [Baldt Anchor website]

Baldwin Locomotive Works (Eddystone, PA)

Belmont Iron Works (Eddystone, PA)

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Chester Shipbuilding Company

Cornog Pattern Co.

The New Farson Manufacturing Company

Fayette Manufacturing Co. (foot of Welsh St., plant built 1902, manufactured refractories.

Fibre-Metal

("The company is now located in Concordville, PA but from 1905 through 1971, it was located in Chester. It started at 9th and Thurlow Streets in the founder's, Frederick M. Bowers' garage, and was located for most of the time at 4th and Tilghman Streets." - Thanks to Bob Ennamorato, Fibre-Metal)

Ford Assembly Plant

Fournier-Searchmont Automobile plant, Trainer (c. 1902 - ?)

General Steel Castings

General Steel Castings' Athletic Association (October 1940)

Harbison-Walker Refractories

McKinney Industries, 15th & Crosby St, (Chester's only toy factory in 1952)

Penn Steel Casting Company

Philadelphia Quartz Company

Quarries

Ranger Joe breakfast cereal

Rennie & Buckley Cigar Company ?-1909-? (Alfred Grimshaw Rennie)

Reynolds Springs - 4th & Morton Ave. (Thanks to Pooch09@aol.com)

Reynolds Metals (Since 1960s on former site of Ford; Property for sale c. 1/1978)

Roach's Shipyard

Robert Wetherill & Co.

Scott Paper Company

South Chester Tube Corp.

Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock

Thurlow Worsted Mills (5th & Yarnall St., bought by C. & C. Laundry Co., c. September 1927)

Wetherill Plant

A.H. Wirz Co.


Oyster & Produce Wharf c. 1917


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