Four Photographs, One Drawing, The Shale Brick Company, Columbus, Ohio

Price: $20.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very good


This is a decidedly mysterious and odd item. It consists of four photographs of the former Shale Brick Company of Columbus, Ohio, plus a drawing of an auger. The drawing shows paper around the edges and old glue stain, so at least it, if not the photos too, had been affixed to something else at one time. Everything is old, but the mounting and labeling on cardstock is quite contemporary. The photos are labeled The Shale Brick Company, Columbus, Ohio 17th Avenue Brick Plant, Mixing Plant, Elevated Tressel (sic) for Cars Conveying Raw Materials to Plant, and Mixing Plant. The drawing is captioned "The auger bit forced clay through a dye in a continuous bar. Three cutters cut the bricks which were transferred to the dryers for 24 hours at 450 degrees." Research turned up very little about the company except that it was located on 17th Ave. just north of the fairgrounds, produced common brick and building tile, and a quarry was located near the plant. The photographs measure 3-1/2"x4-1/2" and the cards 4-1/2"x5". The photos are slighlty wavy from the adhesive, but are clear and clean.

Title: Four Photographs, One Drawing, The Shale Brick Company, Columbus, Ohio

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Categories: Ohioana, Photographs, Industrial,

Publisher: Columbus, Ohio, Unknown origin: Unknown

Book Condition: Very good

Seller ID: 0635

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