Penn Hardware Company – Reading

Penn Hardware Company was founded in 1878 by Mr. C. R. Heizman and Mr. A. A. Heizman. The company had property on both sides of the Schuylkill Canal with ten buildings, including four foundries. They manufactured many things including cast butts, door locks, knobs, bell pulls, apple-parers, tobacco cutters, frame and axle pulleys, and one time employed 500 men.