Posts Tagged ‘industrial history’

Lost & Found (And Lost Again)

Lost & Found (And Lost Again)

July 28, 2014  |  Vantage

Keep a close eye on construction sites and you sometimes see a hidden layer of history come to light. Peter Woodall has been saving up good examples for a while now and brings us this collection > more

Delaware Valley, U.S.A.

Delaware Valley, U.S.A.

June 9, 2014  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Last fall, Econsult's Steve Mullin launched a campaign to do away with the "Delaware Valley" regional nickname. Here, Harry K. investigates the decentralized term and finds an unlikely source: our paper of record > more

The Gold Standard In North Philadelphia Metallurgy

The Gold Standard In North Philadelphia Metallurgy

June 4, 2014  |  Makin' It

As the economy rides its roller coaster of peaks and valleys across history, the gold refining industry rides with it, often in the opposite direction. Theresa Stigale profiles one such operation, Garfield Refining Company, who have refined precious metals for jewelers, dentists, pawn shops and more since 1892 > more

Frank Shuman: Finding The Future In Tacony, A Century Ago

Frank Shuman: Finding The Future In Tacony, A Century Ago

May 30, 2014  |  Vantage

The next episode of the rebooted Cosmos television series is bound to ruffle some feathers as it takes on climate change and the carbon-based reasons for it. But the topic, and ways to combat it, are nothing new. Over a hundred years ago, Frank Shuman devised a prototype for solar power in Tacony—then took it to Egypt to put it to work irrigating the Nile > more

The Blue Window Building, Inside & Out

The Blue Window Building, Inside & Out

May 27, 2014  |  Vantage

It doesn't take much to make a boarded up building look a whole lot prettier--just ask the folks at the Trans-Atlantic Co., who've been painting their building's shuttered windows sky blue instead of red for decades > more