Swindell-Dressler Corp. 1925-1973

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Client: Swindell Dressler Corporation <br />
Ad Agency: George Ketchum Advertising<br />
Contact: George Ketchum<br />
Product: Car type Electric Heat Treating Furnace<br />
Location: Swindell Dressler factory in Pittsburgh <br />
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On location photography for the newly merged Swindell Brothers and American Dressler companies.  The new Swindell Electric Melting Furnace in operation.  All the Swindell negatives are 8"x10" and still in great condition in 2020.<br />
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Swindell Dressler International Company was based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The company was founded by Phillip Dressler in 1915 as American Dressler Tunnel Kilns, Inc.  In 1930, American Dressler Tunnel Kilns, Inc. merged with William Swindell and Brothers to form Swindell-Dressler Corporation. The Swindell brothers designed, built, and repaired metallurgical furnaces for the steel and aluminum industries. The new company offered extensive heat-treating capabilities to heavy industry worldwide.