|Vintage postcard postmarked 1913|
|An earlier version of the postcard, postmarked 1909|
According to A Standard History of Lorain County Ohio (1916) , “Of the other large industries which have given Lorain so substantial a reputation may be mentioned the National Stove Company, a branch of the American Stove Company, which turns out everything in the line of stoves, ranges, ovens and beaters.
“The National Stove Company was originally the National Vapor Stove and Manufacturing Company, which was incorporated in Cleveland in 1889 and its plant and business transferred to Lorain in 1893. In 1895 a consolidation was effected with the Moon Range Company of Columbus, and subsequently the extended and improved plant was taken over by the National Stove Company, a corporation within the system of the American Stove Company.”
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Quick Meal Stove Range
(Magic Chef’s original name was the Quick Meal Stove Company.)
Anyway, it’s intriguing to see postcards such as these, showing the Lorain factory in its early years.
Here’s another vintage postcard view (below).