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Old 12-04-2012, 10:27:26 AM
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Cooper-Bessemer Sales Service Repair, Gregton, Texas. Gregton is west of Longview,TX. Was served by the Texas & Pacific Railway. For the Oil Fields around Kilgore and Longview. The building was burned down a few years back by the homeless. You cant build a fire on wood floors! J.R.
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The Railroad spur came in on the side. All are gone now. J.R.
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Those are nice pics, I think I will make some prints to hang in the shop if you dont mind. C-B was headquartered here, now Rolls-Royce. My first job was at one of the town hospitals in maintanance and one of my jobs was to change the big air filters on the air handlers on top of the building. We were just down wind of Cooper's foundry so the changes were often and dirty.
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Send me a PM and I will e-mail the pictures to you. J.R. I wish that I had taken more pictures.
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Last September at the SOFA blacksmith conference I picked up a book "Cooper Industries 1833-1933" by David Keller. It was commissioned by Cooper for their 150th anniversary. It is a fascinating book about the history of the Cooper-Bessemer company. I had no idea of all the products that were a part of the Cooper umbrella.

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j.r my friend bob remembers the guy who ran this place. his name was frank.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:36:38 PM
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Bob: The Cooper book is a great book. It's 1833 to1983. It covers the history of Superior, Ajax, National Supply and a lot of others. My brother gave me a copy several years ago, and I liked it so well, I bought 13 more copies (paper back and hard back) from Amazon.Com for 1 to 15 cents each, to give to friends.
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Pictures sent out via e-mail this morning.J.R.
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