Maple Shade Industries

Perhaps you're like me. You work for the time you can be off. Maybe not and you might be smarter, but we all like a world of homelife and time away from the workplace. Welcome back to Earth and Mondays. We must work. Fancy homes, apartments, town settings etc... are built on one thing, farming or industry of some sort.

Cities and Towns suffer today when industry has left. You might say, we're not Philadelphia or Camden, it doesn't effect a town of homes. Yes it does. Yesterday's thriving Main Street wasn't just changed by shopping malls but by factories here like Edsamm Screw Machine, Twitchell's etc... They helped many a town bar or sandwich shop get a regular lunch crowd and provided tax rateables for schools, etc...

I would say that each trade off such as homes being built where the Santore family's Maple Shade Coal was, or a Senior Center where Edsamm and John S. Collins & Son Lumber were, etc... are sad substitutes for what the township needs, unless of course they're built nearby. Industry can help a town. Maple Shade for the most part hasn't been a strong industrially zoned township due to housing and apartment plans, although there are some factories in an industrial park area which formerly was the location of the Graham Brickyard. Anyhow, on with the lists of Maple Shade's industries over the years.


Early Post Office-

Township facts such as the population, taxable assets, and post office are in the Industrial Directories so here is some early Maple Shade Post Office information-
from Ap 28, 1887 to Dec 1, 1895 William Broadwater, (r.r. station)
from De 1, 1895 to Oct 31, 1904 Henry Fahr (note MapleShade is one word and this is carried into other directories as such for years to come.)
No Post Office listed
from Mr 17, 1905- Active Mrs. Laura Mennel


A book quote on the two brickyards-

From the book-
The Clays and Clay Industry of New Jersey
by Heinrich Ries and Henry B. Kummel
1904

Maple Shade- The same Clay Marl formation is worked by T. Sauselein, at Maple Shade (Loc. 150), on the north side of the railroad tracks. Here the beds are mostly weathered, but burn to a hard, red brick, and make a good product on stiff-mud machines. On the south side of the railroad, and just south of the trolley road from Merchantville to Moorestown is A. Reeve's brick-clay pit (Loc. 149 Pl. XLI, Fig.1), but here the clay dug is at the line of contact between Clay Marl 1, and Clay Marl 2, both being used.



William Frech Wagon ad Augustus Reeve Brick ad

Maple Shade Industry Ads of 1907

The two brickyards of Augustus Reeve and Theodore Sauselein and the William Frech Wagon Works were Maple Shade's only industries until Elam Brubaker started a uniform manufacturing factory in the former Methodist Church on his property.





The following lists are from a book series called
Industrial Directory of New Jersey-

Note- John S. Collins & Son lumber, Maple Shade Coal Co., etc... are not listed as they are commerce related and not industries. John S. Collins & Son lumber yard is in Moorestown's industry listings due to having a feed mill and planing mill there.

1901 Industrial Directory of New Jersey-
Brick, Augustus Reeve- employed 25 men
Brick, Theo. Sauselein- 10 men
Wagon works- 7 men

1907 Industrial Directory of New Jersey-
Brick, Augustus Reeve- 25 m
Brick, Theo. Sauselein- 10 m
Wm. Frech truck and wagon- 14 m
also note 1907 lists the two churches as Episcopal and Union.

1915 Industrial Directory of New Jersey-
C.F. Craythorn, florist, 6 persons
Wm. Frech, trucks and wagons- 12 persons
Reeve, common and fire brick- 45 persons
Sauselein, common brick- 12 persons

1918 Industrial Directory of New Jersey-
C.F. Craythorn, florist, 2 persons
Wm. Frick, trucks and wagons- 16 persons
Augustus Reeve, common and fire brick- 45 persons
Sauselein, common brick- 5 persons
Mercury Gas & Motor Power Co. Mercury gas- 30 persons

1927 Industrial Directory of New Jersey-
Brubaker Bros., shirts and trousers, 3 males, 22 females
Church Brick Co., Plant No. 3, bricks, employs 30 males
William Frech Co., wagons, auto truck bodies, blacksmith- 8 m
Pen-I-Sauken Silk Mill, broad silks, employs 13 m, 26 fm, 15 males and 16 fm under 16.

1934 Industrial Directory of New Jersey-
Brubaker, E. & Sons, uniforms, shirts, and blouses- 16 persons
Frech William, Co., wagons and auto truck bodies- 5 persons
Graham, William, Brick Mfg. Co., common and face brick, 25 persons,
(the detail lists 35 persons not 25 and William Graham is Pres. L.J. Appleton is sec-treas.)
Haigis Laboratories, ultra-high frequency radio equipment, 4 persons
Maple Shade Hosiery Mills Inc., ladies full fashioned hosiery, 102 persons

1940-41 Industrial Directory of New Jersey-
Brubaker, E. & Sons, uniforms, shirts, and blouses, hospital gowns - 23 persons
Frech William, Co., wagons and auto truck bodies- 5 persons
Graham, William, Brick Mfg. Co., common and face brick, 40 persons,
Haigis Laboratories, ultra-high frequency radio equipment, 3 persons
Mikuletzsky, Frank, full-fashioned hosiery, employs 7 persons

1943-44 Industrial Directory of New Jersey-
Brubaker, E. & Sons, uniforms, shirts, and blouses,- 23 persons
Graham, William, Brick Mfg. Co., common and face brick, 40 persons
Mikuletzsky, Frank, full-fashioned hosiery, employs 7 persons
Twitchell, E.W., Inc., fibre products, Stiles Ave.

1946-47 Industrial Directory of New Jersey-
Brubaker, E. & Sons, uniforms, shirts, and blouses,- 21 persons
Graham, William, Brick Mfg. Co., face brick (colonial and textured), and common bricks, 35 persons
Mikuletzsky, Frank, full-fashioned hosiery, employs 7 persons
Twitchell, E.W., Inc., paper products, 145 persons.

1949-50 Industrial Directory of New Jersey-
J. Brubaker & Sons Inc., 400 E. Main St., 6m 24 fm
Buena Vista Hosiery Mill, 540 Buena Vista Ave., Mikuletzsky, Frank, employs 4m 1 fm
Graham, William, Brick Mfg. Co., face brick (colonial and textured), and common bricks, 35 persons

According to Gerald Breese of The Bureau of Urban Research, Princeton University (1954) there are 14 industries in Maple Shade Township. E. Brubaker and Sons, Joseph Buck and Sons, Capewell Machine Co., Clark Cinder Co., Edsam Screw Maching Co., Wm. Graham Brick Manufacturing Co., Industrial Finishing Co., Maple Shade Clothing Mfg. Co., Pioneer Chlorome Corp., Pertex Hosiery Mills, Research Tool and Die Co., Marshall Smith, and Mark Tuscano. (I know I only see 13 too)

1956-57 Industrial Directory of New Jersey-
Bradley, Benard, sheet metal, 721 E. Main St., m-8 F-1
Brick, Wm. Graham, Pine AVe. & R.R., brick and hollow tile, m-28
Brubaker, J. & Sons, 400 E. Main St. m-5 fm-15
Camden Electronic Products, Rt 38, m-20, f-2
Capewell, E.R. & Son, screw machine prod., Rt 38, m-16, f-1
Edsamm Screw Machine, 46 N. Forklanding Rd, Pres. Charles Bakley, m-70, f-8
Frans Shop, 56 N. Clinton, blouses, f-10
Margaret Edward, 247 S. Coles Ave., Japanese Lacquer, m-5, f-1
Mathern Bros. Tool, 49 S. Boulevard Ave., m-3
Morhalcun Inc., 231 S. Coles Ave.
Pioneer Railing
Research Tool & Die
Tuscanos, 15 N. Pine Ave.
Warwick Fashions Inc., m-42, f-101 (Note-This and other entries Warwick should be Warick.)

1967 Industrial Directory of New Jersey-
Brubaker, J. & Sons
Capewell, E.R. & Son
Edsamm Mfg. Co., sub of Lythgoe & Stevenson, Pres. John Shultz
Enflo Corp.
Maple Shade Progress
Ordinance Gauge Co.
Pioneer Chloramone Corp.
Pioneer Mach. & Tool Co.
Precision Piercing Co.
Red Jacket Mfg.
Research Tool & Die Co.
Warwick Fashions, sub of Made Craft Co. Inc.

1968 Industrial Directory of New Jersey-
Brubaker, J. & Sons
Capewell, E.R. & Son
Edsamm Mfg. Co., sub of Lythgoe & Stevenson, Pres. John Shultz
Enflo Corp.
Haddon Fencing
Maple Shade Progress
Ordinance Gauge Co.
Pioneer Chloramone Corp.
Pioneer Mach. & Tool Co.
Precision Piercing Co.
Red Jacket Mfg.
Research Tool & Die Co.
Warwick Fashions, sub of Made Craft Co. Inc.

1977 Industrial Directory of New Jersey-
Bradley Sht. Metal
Edsamm Mfg. Co.
H.E. Tool (Blvd. Ave.) H.F. Ind.
H/F Maine
Interstate Aluminum Mfg.
J. Brubaker & Sons
Ordinance Gauge Co.
Pioneer Chemical Works
Pioneer Machine
Progress Publications
Red Jacket Mfg.
Research Tool & Die Co.
Stonhard Inc.
Thomson Lamination
Tri-State Electronics Corp.

1998 Industrial Directory of New Jersey-
Amsco
Budget Print Center
C.P.S. Metals
CVC Specialty
DiMedio Lumber
Edsamm Mfg. Co.
Frank's Upholstery
Garmar Industries
H-E Tool & Mfg.
Image Signs
J & E Mfg.
Kaplan Ind.
Linzo Co.
Mangione Ornamental Iron Fence
Marquart Inc.
Master Graphics
Omnimed
Pack Rite Co.
Pioneer Mach.
Printer Inc.
Rule Inc.
Screen Tech
South Jersey Woodworking
Stonhard
Superior Printing
Thomson Lamination

Here is a website with 2002's


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