Hirst-Roger Co. Carpet Manufacturer – E Allegheny and Kensington - 1920

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    What attracted me to the following images in this book about how to custom upholster these new car things, many times custom creations on in their own right, in the 19-teens, was the “K & A†address, gateway to Harrowgate, and the extinct factory that later would be part of the site of the Midway Theatre. The images form a micro-industry start to finish visual of the process of making carpeting for automobiles.


    Source: Motor Car Upholstering – 1920 (copyright expired) (Public Domain - U.S.)
     
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    Hirst-Roger Image - Trade Magazine Advertisement - 1898

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    Hirst-Roger Image - Illustration - 1920

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    Hirst-Roger Image - Carpet Process - 1

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    Liked the pictures of the Hirst Company. Have been searching since the late 1970's for History on the Rogers-Hirst and later Hirst-Rogers Carpet Manufacturing. I am interested because Richard Hirst is my maternal great-grandfather and my grandfather Daniel Bonner was
    V-P. Richard Hirst and Daniel Bonner raised my mother, in Richard's Philadelphia Home. Richard's wife spent most of her time with family in England, after her only living child, Daniel's wife, died of the 1918 influenza epidemic. I do know Richard was always interested in learning, In his later years he occupied himself by learning to speak and write Spanish, French and German and hiring college professors to tutor him in astronomy, astrology & advanced mathematics. He was fascinated by the advancement of transportation and the possibility of space travel intrigued him. Therefore I am searching this site for more information about his life & business in Philadelphia.
    Thank you for your research and documentation, Barbara Okes.
     
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    So glad to hear from you, local history is most times forgotten. Got an address on that Philadelphia home out of curiosity,
     
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    Richard "Dick" Hirst 1856 -1941


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    Spelling in Cemetery record: "Hurst"
    Wife: Emily Elizabeth Horsefield Hirst
    Mother: Hannah Dranesfield (Dransfield)b.abt 1821 Eng, d. abt 1859 England
    Father: James Hirst b.Jan 13,1821 Eng, d.Oct 12, 1872 PA, USA
    Richard was one of 12 children of James Hirst.
    Richard had 4 daughters, only 1 lived to adult.
    Direcor of First Pennsylvania Bank and Owner & President of Hirst-Rogers Carpet Company on Allegany & Kensington Aves. Philadelphia PA, estab.1884.
     

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