Product Industry in Camden

The year was 1927 and the future had hardly ever looked brighter for the City of Camden. Times were prosperous, business and industry were booming, and the city was full of recently constructed public buildings, civic improvements, schools, the new Delaware River bridge and its new highway to the suburbs. The stock market crash of 1929 and the Depression that followed were in the unimagined future.

It was in these times that Camden prepare for its 100th anniversary, and in this spirit of optimism that the city fathers under the direction of Mayor Winfield S. Price commissioned the booklet whose text you will find below.

Read more about the first 100 years of Camden and more articles from the Centennial Mirror


HERE’S A WIDE RANGE

SOME of the products of Camden are:

  • Air washers
  • asbestos coverings
  • asbestos packing
  • gaskets
  • ammonia
  • auto fenders
  • auto bodies
  • baby rattles
  • badges
  • bakery products
  • bleaching
  • books
  • brass and steel castings
  • brass
  • bronze and aluminum castings
  • bricks
  • brooms and whisks
  • candies
  • carriages
  • carriage bodies
  • castings
  • chemicals
  • cigars
  • cocoa
  • concrete building blocks
  • concrete reinforcing
  • congoleum
  • cork products
  • cotton goods
  • bandages
  • curtains
  • handkerchiefs
  • cut glass
  • cylinder and engine oils
  • dyeing worsted and woolen yarns
  • straw goods
  • dyewood and tanning extracts
  • electric fixtures
  • electro tying
  • embroideries and laces
  • fiberlic
  • stucco boards
  • fire escapes
  • gas fixtures
  • gas mantles
  • gas meters
  • gelatin
  • glass domes
  • gray iron castings
  • grinding wheels
  • haberdashery goods
  • heating
  • ranges
  • tin roofing
  • heating and ventilating apparatus
  • hosiery
  • hydraulic tools
  • ice
  • ice cream
  • iron and steel forgings
  • lamp black
  • leather
  • glazed kid
  • licorice
  • paste and powder
  • linoleum
  • macaroni
  • machinery
  • magazines
  • metal polish
  • metal shingles
  • metal stamping
  • mercerized yarns
  • mica insulation
  • milk carriers
  • mill wood
  • newspapers
  • oil cloth
  • oil guards and pans
  • oils
  • greases
  • potical and surgical equipment
  • coke
  • paper
  • paints
  • paper boxes
  • paper box machinery
  • patent leather
  • pearl buttons
  • phototypes
  • plain and glazed paper
  • print blocks
  • patent rolls and typing
  • publishers
  • pumps
  • refining
  • saddlery and harness
  • sanitary pottery ware
  • school bags
  • sewing machines
  • shoe dressing
  • sheet metal work
  • ship repairing
  • shipbuilding
  • shirts
  • night robes and pajamas
  • shirtwaists
  • shoes
  • shoe trimmings and leather novelties
  • smokestacks
  • soaps
  • soups
  • ketchup and sauces
  • spars
  • derricks and flagpoles
  • special machinery
  • steel and wire products
  • steel lockers and shelving
  • steel pens
  • straw and chipped braids
  • structural and ornamental iron work
  • surgical elastic bandages
  • sweaters
  • talking machines
  • records
  • tanks and seats
  • tar oil products
  • template boards
  • tin boxes
  • underwear
  • vacuum pans
  • varnishes and japans
  • veneering work
  • ventilators
  • wagons
  • water gauges
  • waterproof case lining paper
  • waterproofing insulating paper
  • weighing machines and scales
  • wheat and corn starch
  • white lead
  • whiting and paris green
  • wire shelving
  • wire staples
  • wire stitching machines
  • wood sanding machines
  • wood turning
  • wooden boxes
  • wool combing and scouring.

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