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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.


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.


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. 


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.


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.