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Object Name Handbill, Trade
Date ca. 1872
Description Handbill. Rectangular yellow paper with black printed engraving and inscription on both sides (the same on both sides). Engraved illustration of a factory with smokestacks; printed: "NEW YORK / Fire Brick Manufactory, / AND / STATEN ISLAND FIRE BRICK / AND / CLAY RETORT WORKS / B. KREISCHER & SON, Proprietors / ESTABLISHED, 1845. / OFFICE FOR BOTH WORKS, / No. 58 Goerck Street, Corner of Delancey, NEW YORK / Fire-Brick of all shapes and sizes / Gashouse and Greenhouse Tiles; Gashouse and Sugarhouse Clay / Retorts; Assay Furnaces; Muffles Bakers' Oven Tiles; Blocks and Slabs of all sizes; Grate / Fixtures and Stove Linings; superior Fire-clay; Kaolin and Fire-sand by Barrel, / Ton or Cargo, from our own beds; superior Cupola and Bosh Brick, for / the Mackenzie patent Blast Furnaces and others. / WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. / The South Ferry, East Broadway and 42nd Street Cars bring passengers in front of our Works."
(Keywords: New York City)
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History The illustration on this handbill shows the Manhattan location of Kreischer's brick works.

The New York Fire Brick Manufactory of B. Kreischer & Co. was established by Balthazar Kreischer in 1845. The business was first located in Lower Manhattan; in 1855 a second factory opened on the west shore of Staten Island. Kreischer and his two sons expanded the Staten Island brick works in the 1870s and closed the Manhattan works.
Earliest Date 1870.0
Latest Date 1875.0
Material Paper
Subjects Brick industry
Ephemera
Lexicon Sub-category Advertising Medium
Associated People Kreischer, Balthazar
Catalog Number 86.087.0001
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, May 2015.
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