Pitttsburg and Shawmut Coal Co. ,Kittanning Penna Tape Measure

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grizzly2
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Post Wed. Jan. 19, 2011 6:38 pm

I just bought an antique tape measure in a leather case that says "Pitttsburg and Shawmut Coal Co. ,Kittanning Penna." on the case. I googled it and only got links to a railroad named Shawmut. Does anyone know anything about this coal company? :)
The only redeeming value of winter is that I can have a fire in my stove.

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Post Wed. Jan. 19, 2011 10:53 pm

This may help;

http://www.psnrrhs.org/psnrrabout.html

http://www.r2parks.net/PS&N.html

http://www.shawmutline.com/?p=1

http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/ead/htmldocs/RMM02161.html

http://www.coalcampusa.com/westpa/index.html

You could also poke around on this site with a lot of

info on Bituminous Mines of PA.

http://patheoldminer.rootsweb.ancestry.com/jefindexs.html

http://patheoldminer.rootsweb.ancestry.com/localhistory.html

They are listed by county and as much info that's
available.

This last link is a good source of a lot of coal mine info and

genealogy of coal mines.

http://www.genealinks.com/coalminers.htm

BigBarney


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Location: Whippleville, NY

Post Thu. Jan. 20, 2011 8:04 am

Thanks a lot Big Barney, these links will give me lots of interesting reading. :)
The only redeeming value of winter is that I can have a fire in my stove.

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Joined: Tue. Feb. 12, 2008 7:18 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.
Location: Whippleville, NY

Post Sat. Jan. 22, 2011 1:10 pm

I did find a little information about the P&S Coal Co. at one of the links Big Barney gave me. It started in 1900 and was sold in 1947, the same time as the Shawmut Line RR. It did not say if mining contiued after that date. Original company offices were in Buffalo and Rochester NY.

I found other very interesting coal region information and pictures at these links also. :)
The only redeeming value of winter is that I can have a fire in my stove.

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