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Real photo postcard "Edison Cement New Village N.J." showing the quarry of the Edison Portland Cement Co. [Doylestown-Easton Railway]

New Village, New Jersey Postmarked 1906 3.5 x 5", no publisher listed, white lettering on front "Edison Cement New Village N.J." Postally used, brief message in a blank side margin, light wear, soiling and creasing, Stewartsville postmark faint else very good. Postcard addressed to a friend in Germantown reads "Am leaving on Monday for Easton. Have been looking for pictures, but all in vain. Work on Easton- Doylestown line. Frank", pencil return address "Edison Cement, New Village, N.J.". Thomas Edison founded the Edison Portland Cement Company in 1899 in New Village. He was constantly thinking of new uses for Portland Cement like concrete houses or what is known as the "concrete mile" in Stewartsville. The purpose was to test Portland Cement to see if it was durable enough for road use. It was built in 1912 and is still in use today.


Book Id: 99-3444

Price: $35.00

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