Well, seeing that name in my Stove Works post triggered a comment from Rae, a longtime reader and contributor. She observed, "Funny you used the term "by George." My Grandfather worked there and his name was George Rothmyer Nelson. He transferred to Lorain from Dangler Stove in Cleveland."
Like the National Stove Company in Lorain, the Dangler Stove Company was a division of the American Stove Company. Its plant and offices were located at 5017 Perkins Avenue between East 40th and E. 55th Streets.
Rae sent along a nice photo dated 1922 (below).
Rae wisely donated the photo to the Cleveland Memory Project at clevelandmemory.org.
Rae had a few more souvenirs of her Grandfather and his days at the Lorain division of American Stove that her mother had saved.
Here’s a program from the First Annual Picnic and Outing of the American Stove Company Employees, Lorain Division. It was held on Saturday, August 8, 1936 at Crystal Beach near Vermilion.
Classic picnic games for young and old were on the agenda that day, as well as a lunch, a company softball game, a Grand Prize Drawing and dancing. And, of course, free tickets for park amusements ensured a fun day for all.
Rae had another American Stove memento to share: a program for the 3rd Annual Dinner Dance, held at the Lorain Country Club (below). Note the Dry Martini on the menu!
Perhaps someone reading this post will recognize a name on one of these programs, either of an American Stove employee or one of the musicians at the Dinner Dance.
Special thanks to Rae for sharing some of her grandfather's American Stove memorabilia.