Re: Glove City Coal Company
- Once again, I just want to thank everyone for their informative and
Like I always tell my son - Keep asking; keep learning.
--- In FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com, <slamora1@...> wrote:
> If Iremember correctly the structure was poured in 6 To 8 foot
sections The first two or three were painted black i still have to
look for the drawings I Think I might know were they are...
> Steve lamora
> ---- Paul Charland <p.charlie@...> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Here's four shots of the model I drew for the MSTS route. I can only
> > estimate the size of the structure based on reasonable sizing of
> > structures in the Google Earth satellite shot. Each silo appears
> > 20' diameter and 60' tall. As seen on the line drawing the silos
> > overlap six inches in each direction... the center of the silos
> > 19' 6" from a common center point and not 20'.
> > "Glove City Coal" signs were painted on the two silos facing
> > Avenue, the signs them selves were painted on a white rectangle,
> > that was silver, and below that was a black band around the bottom of
> > all silos (silver and white were only the width of the Reading sign).
> > The rest of the silos were concrete.
> > Hope this helps, it's the best I could do without having drawings to
> > work from.
> > Paul :-)
> > jkr251 wrote:
> > > Thanks guys, I appreciate all the replies.
> > >
> > > The more I thought about this structure I began to realize I've only
> > > ever seen B&W photos of it. Which leads to my next question.
> > >
> > > The lower portion of the silos (approx. 15 to 20 feet??? - I'm just
> > > guessing here) appear to be painted. Unfortunately I have no
> > > color paint was used. Any insights?
> > >
> > > Thanks.
> > >
> > > JR
- Hi Paul,
Maybe what I should have said was it was a franchise of the Reading Coal
Not any different then any national gas stations out there, they were
owned locally but paid a fee to use the nationally known name and product.
Glove City Coal Company was a locally owned company. Somewhere I have
seen the name of the family that started the business, whom IIRC, had
their home on Broad street in Gloversville. By 1940 Joel W. Ager had
become the proprietor. The subsequent owner was also a Gloversville
A study into the history of the Gloversville coal businesses, and the
families behind them, would be interesting reading to the student of