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Cast cement trade sign of a detailed relief profile of a Native American with a swept back feathered headdress; "Edison Cement" in banner below.
The Edison Cement Company was incorporated on June 7, 1899 and was most noted for the dubious development of the single cast cement house. Edison held over forty-nine patents on cement processes, issued between 1900 and 1917. The company had a mill at Stewartsville, New Jersey, and sales offices in New York City, Boston and Philadelphia, as well as several southern states. Around a dozen cold, leaky, single cast cement houses created by Edison Cement still exist, mostly in New Jersey, as testimony to this company and its ill-conceived projects.
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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