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New Stone-Crusher at Work

Date: 17 October 1883
Daily Local News; courtesy of Chester County Historical Society

New Stone-Crusher at Work.—The now stone-crusher of Steen & Johnson, situated on lands belonging to David Williams, on the line of the Phoenixville and West Chester Railroad, in Charlestown township, was put in operation on Monday morning last, and is working satisfactorily. The stone-crusher will be used by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company for ballasting their roads. The company ran four eight-wheel cars into the siding at the crusher on Monday, which are being loaded as fast as the stone is ready.


Hugh Steen, Serial Entrepreneur of Tredyffrin by Mike Bertram, TEHS Quarterly, vol. 50, #1 (March 2013)