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Parke's Blue Point Trading Stamps & Premium Catalogues By An Irwin Family History Book
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L. H. Parke & Co. was established in 1889 in Philadelphia as a manufacturer and distributor of fine foods including coffees, teas, extracts, and spices. Later canned foods were added. Around 1895... More > the company began offering their own style of Trading Stamps and Premiums to customers who purchased Parke's products in local grocery stories in Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey. In 1904 a branch office and warehouse was opened in Pittsburgh where Trading Stamps and Premiums were also available. This book covers these business activities in detail. Parke's Blue Point Trading Stamps & Premium Catalogues were one of the early Trading Stamp programs in the United States. This Parke book is one of many books on L. H. Parke Company printed by and published by "An Irwin Family History Book". Please click on the Author heading on this page under the book's title. Book is in full color as of July 15, 2014.< Less
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In this 85 page, full color book, the background of L. H. Parke Company will be told by reviewing some of their products that were manufactured and packaged over 100 plus years ago. In 1888 L. H.... More > Parke Company was established as a seller of coffee, tea and spices. This booklet shows some of their early products and the tins that held the products. The company reached a peak in the 1950s and early 1960s when it expanded to five locations - Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington, DC, Richmond and Albany, NY. In 1961 the company was sold to Consolidated Foods and merged into Monarch Foods. Book is in full color.< Less
An Irwin Family History Book By An Irwin Family History Book
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This 134 page short book is a two hundred year history, (1801 - 2014), of the Samuel Irwin (1830 - 1894) and Samuel Floyd Irwin (1857 - 1937) families of Philadelphia. Also included are the families... More > of Donald Irwin (1891 - 1973) and Donald Irwin Jr. (1916 - 2002). Other families noted are: Floyd family of Philadelphia, Clement family of Philadelphia, Dittrich family of Philadelphia, Allen family of Rhode Island,Hershey family of Mount Joy & Lancaster, PA, Bachman family of Mount Joy, PA, and the Smith and Campbell families of Newark, NJ. The following companies were reviewed: L. H. Parke Company and Irwin - Harrisons - Whitney, Inc.< Less
IRWIN-HARRISONS-WHITNEY, INC. By An Irwin Family History Book
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In 1884 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the tea importing partnership of Irwin & McBride was founded by Andrew P. Irwin and Robert F. Irwin. The company later became IRWIN-HARRISONS-WHITNEY,INC.,... More > the largest corporation of its type in the United States during the inter war years with over 20 locations around the globe. Between 1900 and 1940 Irwin - Harrisons - Whitney was the largest exporter of tea from Japan and the largest importer of tea into the United States. This Irwin Family History Book was revised in 2013.< Less