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Post by Sunny Boy » Fri. Oct. 27, 2023 9:46 pm

I was driving on NY Rt 20 today behind a flatbed trailer with pallets of what I thought was Blaschak bagged coal. Same light green plastic covering the top few rows of bags and all of the pile shrink-wrapped in clear plastic. When I got close at a traffic light, I noticed all the bags were labeled "Franklin Anthracite". I never heard of them.

Since they were wrapped just like the pallets of Blaschak that I have, I wonder if Franklin is connected with Blaschak ? Anyone know ?

Has anyone tried Franklin coal and how it compares to Blaschak ?

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Post by Rob R. » Fri. Oct. 27, 2023 9:58 pm

I was told it is basically the “store brand” of Blaschak.

 
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Post by Sunny Boy » Thu. Nov. 02, 2023 7:54 pm

I'm not sure what "store brand" means. I buy my Blaschak from a local store. Is that the same thing ?

I tried web searching and nothing about Franklin Anthracite came up.

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Post by Rob R. » Thu. Nov. 02, 2023 9:56 pm

It means same product in a different package. Buy a pallet and give it a try.


 
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Post by mntbugy » Thu. Nov. 02, 2023 10:07 pm

Look up Ben Franklin coal.

 
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Post by Sunny Boy » Thu. Nov. 02, 2023 11:25 pm

Rob R. wrote:
Thu. Nov. 02, 2023 9:56 pm
It means same product in a different package. Buy a pallet and give it a try.
Maybe a few bags next time I pass by. The gas station selling is 30 miles away and they don't deliver.

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Post by Sunny Boy » Fri. Nov. 03, 2023 2:17 pm

mntbugy wrote:
Thu. Nov. 02, 2023 10:07 pm
Look up Ben Franklin coal.
Thanks. All I could find is a few links about the history of Ben Franklin mines. Nothing about present day Franklin Anthracite.

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Post by mntbugy » Fri. Nov. 03, 2023 3:20 pm

Google takes me to a bunch of coalpail posts and a bunch of other places.

Bags most likely looked like this. Your puddle jumper is not high enough to see on a TT flatbed. :)

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Post by Sunny Boy » Fri. Nov. 03, 2023 4:38 pm

Even if I was up on the TT's flatbed I couldn't see that. :D All that shows is the sides of bags.

Just like Blaschak pallets, the top and three rows down each side, each pallet is covered in a light green plastic. Then the whole pallet is wrapped with clear plastic.

The front of that bag looks suitable for framing. :lol:

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Post by hank2 » Fri. Nov. 03, 2023 11:39 pm

Old Ben was quite the rascal, in very good and very bad ways. Good to see him on a Pa. coal bag.

I bought a few tons of bagged Gale years ago that had the name of a nearby heating store on it. Guess they reneged on paying. A couple of years ago some bagged dealers in Lehigh and Bucks county were selling "Dalmation" coal. It had a nice pic of a Dalmation pooch on it.

 
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Post by Rob R. » Sat. Nov. 04, 2023 6:40 am

hank2 wrote:
Fri. Nov. 03, 2023 11:39 pm
A couple of years ago some bagged dealers in Lehigh and Bucks county were selling "Dalmation" coal. It had a nice pic of a Dalmation pooch on it.
I have gotten some of the Dalmation bags also, they are from Coopersburg Bagging Co. The last time I ordered from them they were getting their coal from Lehigh.
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Maybe a few bags next time I pass by. The gas station selling is 30 miles away and they don't deliver.

Paul
Are you having trouble getting Blaschak from your normal supplier or just curious to try something different?

 
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Post by Sunny Boy » Mon. Nov. 06, 2023 3:03 pm

Rob R. wrote:
Sat. Nov. 04, 2023 6:40 am
I have gotten some of the Dalmation bags also, they are from Coopersburg Bagging Co. The last time I ordered from them they were getting their coal from Lehigh.

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Are you having trouble getting Blaschak from your normal supplier or just curious to try something different?
Just curious. I already have my winter-worth of pallets of Blaschak from my local dealer.

Just coincidence that I happened to be following the truck headed the same way I was and thought it was Blaschak because the pallets were wrapped exactly like Blaschak's. When it slowed down, I got close enough to read the side of the bags - "Franklin Anthracite".

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Post by Kochherd » Fri. Feb. 09, 2024 1:06 pm

Franklin anthracite is what I have been burning. I purchased mine at a local Amish shop here in northern Indiana. It was $9.70 per 40 lb bag just last week. As to quality, I do not have any comparisons as I have not burned coal for several years (and then, not much). According the their web site, Tractor Supply's price for anthracite (I do not know what brand) is $11.99, for what it is worth.

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