Swindell-Dressler Corp. 1925-1973

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1925 Swindell Technical Drawing.jpg
Client: William Swindell & Brothers<br />
Ad Agency: George Ketchum Advertising<br />
Contact: George Ketchum<br />
Product: Electric Melting Furnace<br />
Location: Brady Stewart's office in Wilkinsburg <br />
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View of William Swindell & Brothers engineering drawing of the alternative arrangements of the 3-ton Electric Melting Furnace.  For this client, Brady Stewart purchased an Eastman Kodak Mod. 2-D View Camera.  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.