Monday, October 26, 2015

Ambridge memorabilia: H.H. Robertson bag

Bill Orlowski sent me this bag. Thanks, Bill!

H. H. Robertson Company bag

The bag is made of a muslin-like material with a thin drawstring at the top. It's approximately 9 1/2 inches from top to bottom and 5 inches wide.

One side of the bag is printed with:

Robertson Protected Metal Roofing, Siding, Trim, Galbestos Roofing & Siding, Louvres, Ducts, Hoods and Sheet-Lites. Robertson "Q" Flooring, Steel Decks, Gravity Type Ventilators, Fan Ventilators, Structural Skylights and Sash, Robertson Asphaltic Coatings, Hubbellite Floors.

H. H. Robertson Company bag

On the reverse side is hand-printed "AIR GAUGES." Was this for employees to carry small parts in? And if so, why list all the company's products on the front?

H. H. Robertson was a 40 acre industrial plant once located in an area that stretched from the north side of 14th St. to 19th St, and from Oak Alley on the east to the old Belt Line Railroad tracks on the west, just east of Merchant St.

The Beaver County Emergency Services (911) building is now located on the 14th St. end of the company's former property.

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