PARKERSBURG ICE COMPANY
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Parkersburg Ice & Coal Company 1911 The above cut represents our plant of the future and demonstrates our faith in a greater Parkersburg. We propose' to offer the public a modern fire proof cold storage with unexcelled receiving and shipping facilities. solicit your cooperation and patronage, and in turn we hope to please you with our service and courteous treatment. We invite inquiry and hope all will appreciate the advantages of this new industrial. We trust that your good wishes follow us in this new field of operation. we guarantee satisfaction and now we can please you, no matter what the weather man may say. Manufactures & Distributors of ice wholesale and Retail Dealers in coal. phones 353. prompt deliveries "our specialty. Parkersburg Ice & Coal Company. Foot of Sixth Street. Parkersburg, W. va. 1911 Picture Couresy Gary Traugh
Walter H. Peters the one on the right delivering ice in downtown Parkersburg for Parkersburg Ice. Picture Courtesy Dale Peters
PARKERSBURG ICE COMPANY
Among the noteworthy manufacturing enterprises which has contributed very largely. to the demands of our appreciative public and has shown Parkersburg to be abreast with the times is that of the Parkersburg Ice Company, whose plant is located at the foot of Sixth street, on the Ohio River Railroad. The company was incorporated
under the laws of West Virginia, November 25, 1887, for the purpose of engaging in the sale and manufacture of artificial ice and conducting a cold-storage traffic. At the time of its establishment the capacity of the output of the concern was twelve tons daily, but since that time the company has controlled a large and steadily increasing business, so much, in fact, that the need of a larger plant manifested itself and the capacity was, therefore, increased to twenty-seven tons daily, by the addition o-f a new fifteen-ton ice machine and other necessary appliances, until, at present, the plant, the main building of which is 70 x 80 feet, has a most
complete, equipment, and a capacity equal to any plant in the State.
The merits of the product of the company are well known to the consumers of ice and included among the trade are the largest consumers in this city, Ravenswood, Point Pleasant, Sistersville and other tributary points, to which it is shipped in car load lots. Twelve men find employment at the plant, and in season four wagons are constantly utilized in supplying the, local trade demands alone. Purity in its manufacture is one of the aims of the company in which they are wholly successful, as the analysis of sample water used in the manufacture of their product, submitted to chemist E. B. Hall, fully demonstrates. The analysis was made in June, of last year, with the following results: Ammonia salts and free ammonia, no trace; chlorides and sulphates, no trace: and organic impurities, no trace. As these are the impurities more commonly found in water of an ordinary character, tests for rarer impurities were considered unnecessary and the water pronounced absolutely
pure and wholesome. Before the water, which is produced from a fine spring, 1Splaced in the cans to be converted into the congealed substance, it is well filtered, thus it can be seen that it is impossible to obtain artificial or even "natural ice of a superior quality.
In the near future the company will likely introduce a cold storage business, as such a thing is favorably looked upon by the officers and stockholders of the company. If the contemplated enterprise is established, and it no doubt will be, it will be conducted with the same efficiency as the present business. The present officers of the company are: R. Wild, president, J. H. Nern, secretary and treasurer ; and R. Wild, John Pahl, E. McCreary, B. S. Pope, E. M. Bartlett, M. J. Hughes and L. Cramer, directors. to the superior facilities of this worthy
enterprise, these gentlemen of thorough business ability add the advantage of efficient management and an enterprising spirit.
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