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B. F. MAUPIN

Member Since 19 Dec 2014
Offline Last Active Mar 28 2015 08:16 AM
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#89393 B.F. Maupin's Historic Photographs

Posted by B. F. MAUPIN on 11 January 2015 - 05:55 PM

I am 81. The last person I knew about the Stove Foundry passed away in 1939.  I was 5 years old.

I got my first automobile in 1952 and I drove out on Stove Foundry Road.  Only thing on the road was the raillroad steam engine roundhouse.  I walked in there and asked where was the Stove Foundry.

None of the older employees knew the answer to that.

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The stove foundry is NOT in the phone books, City Directories or City maps because this was a rural area outside the Fort Worth City limits.

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The photograph shows a large wood burning heating stove used in large areas, like a funeral home, hotel lobby, etc.  The stove color is grey trimmed in Chrome plate detail.  I don't know what that is on the top.  It is not a trophy. 

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The telephone system West of Fort Worth and out passed Benbrook was from Arlington Texas.

I think the Arlington Library's oldest phone book is 1940.  I am going to continue to search.

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One of the young fellows sitting on the dock is  O.B. Jordan.  He taught my Grandfather how to be a barber.  In the early days Barbers were not trained or licensed.

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B.F. MAUPIN

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