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Magee-Hardwick carpet mill

Magee-Hardwick carpet mill

Posted: 24 Jul 2005 4:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Magee, McGhee, Hardwick
Looking for information on Magee's involved in the factory 1870-1950 - specifically Francis and Duffin Magee (McGhee).

Any ideas on how to research the history of the company? There's nothing online.

Re: Magee-Hardwick carpet mill

Posted: 25 Jul 2005 3:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 8 Feb 2006 4:31AM GMT
Hardwick and Magee used to advertise on the radio.
The Atwater Kent Museum on South 7th St. should have some information or know where some is.

Re: Magee-Hardwick carpet mill

Posted: 23 Aug 2005 5:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Aug 2005 5:49AM GMT
Hardwick and Magee's was located in North Philadelphia at 7th & Lehigh Ave

It went down from (going south) 7th & Lehigh Ave down to Huntington St over Huntington St to Marchall St, up (going North) back to Lehigh Ave. It was one full block plus 1/2 block across Marchall St and along Lehigh Ave.

When you do your research look into Dye Houses and Weavers besides Rug weavers. Your locations will be on Lehigh Ave that's where the front office was so look for pictures in this area. Sorry to say it all burned down @ 1970-ish I'm not sure of the date but new homes are there now

Hardwick and Magee's would be very busy 3 shifts this mill was going 24 hours 5 days a week. Once they started the weaving and making rugs they didn't stop the machines

They had their own dye house, Yarn Winders and Weavers all under one roof. As a kid I would stand at the windows and look at all the workers thinking how hot the air was coming out the window in the summer. Very hot

Go into try Intersection and Zip Code 19133 that's the area it would have been in

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