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Rogers Rake factory

Last post 05-20-2008 11:06 AM by Paul. 1 replies.
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  • 05-20-2008 11:04 AM

    Rogers Rake factory

    Does anyone remember or have information about the Rogers Rake factory It was in Pleasant Vally on the right hand side of the road just across the Farmington river bridge.

    Originally posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2002

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  • 05-20-2008 11:06 AM In reply to

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    Re: Rogers Rake factory

    There is some information on the Rogers Rake factory in the Barkhamsted Heritage. The rake shop occupied the former Doolittle wagon shop. Rogers had two earlier shops down on Morgan Brook, both of which burned. He moved to the old wagon factory in 1901 and at one time employeed 12 workers. Besides hay rakes, they produced corn knives, scythe snaths, axe handles and backs for wooden brushes. In 1913 the factory boiler blew up and landed in the Farmington River. In 1927 Rogers moved the business to Pine Meadow.

    Originally posted: Friday, July 26, 2002

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