A Little More History Of The Liggett Spring And Axle Company

From the July 31, 1902 edition of Iron Age

The Liggett Spring and Axle Company, manufacturers of high-grade carriage and wagons springs and axles, whose plant is now located in Allegheny, Pennsylvania are going ahead rapidly with their plans for building a new works near Monongahela City. The company have secured at this place at tract of 150 acres, on which the new plant will be built, and the main building will be 600 feet long. Contracts have been given to the McClintic-Marshal Construction Company, Park Building, Pittsburgh, PA., for the erection of the buildings, all of which will be of steel, except the boiler house. The Coshocton Iron Company, recently organized at Pittsburgh, and who are a constituent interest of the Liggett Spring and Axle Company, will also direct the plant on this new track.

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  1. Hi Tony, could you take a picture of it? I’d love to post it here on lost Monongahela. If you are interested just send it to lostmonongahela at gmail dot com.


  2. My father worked as a mold maker at C.E. Funny seeing the letters used by another human. He of course lost his job in 81. Then the era of Govt cheese Rants about good ol Ronny Reagan. VERY hard times for the valley. Anyway wild story was when the guys screwed up a casting they snuck it over the tracks and dumped their scraps in the river to hide it from the company books. He always said if anyone drudge that side of the river they would be a millionaire. Is there any truth to his story of illegal dumping? Kinda wild thinking there could be tons of brass and steel just laying in 12 ft of water.


  3. I am led to believe that the first office building established by Combustion Engineering Ltd, in 1922 at Derby, United Kingdom matches exactly the one at the Monongahela site. The one in Derby is still in use, although the site no longer makes boilers or has any lingering connection with Alstom/GE. Is the original office still standing there?


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