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Invoice for DeFrehn's Chair Factory ( more details)


Cushwa invoice Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information

   



Williamsport, MD May 16 1882

Mr. V. Cushwa
To: WILLIAM DeFREHN, Dr.
MANUFACTURER of
Wood Seat Chairs and Chair Turnings, of all Descriptions

TERMS:
Constantly on hand or made to order.





ID:
wcco139

Rights:
Public domain

Notes:
Dunnings, Lackawana Co., Pa is crossed out. Presumably that was a previous location of the DeFrehn company.

The DeFrehn Chair Factory made multiple wooden chair styles and was located on the berm side of the canal above the Conococheague Aqueduct in Williamsport. The factory paid the canal for water rents in order to power the machines used to create the chairs. In 1889, a flood destroyed the factory along with a good portion of the canal. The cost to rebuild and recover from the flood was too expensive and the owners decided to move the operation to Johnstown, PA then Hornerstown, PA. The company closed in the 1970’s.

Collection Location:
C&O National Historic Park

Subject:
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md.); Washington County (Md.), History

Coverage:
Maryland, 1824-1938

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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