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Pentwater in Oceana County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Pentwater Wire Products

 
 
Pentwater Wire Products Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 3, 2017
1. Pentwater Wire Products Marker
Inscription.  
Prior to 1887 Sands & Maxwell owned the two story framed blacksmith/wagon shop.

1887   Jonathan Halstead covered the wooden walls and erected two brick buildings, manufacturing carriages, wagons and sleighs.

1893-1895   It became Haltead Table Company and son Daniel joins the business.

1910-1912   It became Saunders & Chase Company. They invented the "Pentwater Boy" net lifter and sold them to commercial fisherman.

1916   Daniel Halstead organizes Pentwater Machinery Company.

1942   World War II the company becomes a defense plant until V-J day.

1946   In post WW II a 15,000 sq. ft second floor was added, fully equipped and remodeled for the peace time production of their number one product the Picni-kook.

1950   The building was closed.

1956   It reopened as the Pentwater Wire Products and expanded to 68,00 sq. ft.
 
Erected by Pentwater Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
 
Location. 43° 
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46.639′ N, 86° 25.89′ W. Marker is in Pentwater, Michigan, in Oceana County. Marker is at the intersection of South Carroll Street and Fifth Avenue, on the right when traveling north on South Carroll Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 474 South Carroll Street, Pentwater MI 49449, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lumber Industry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brass Anchor (about 300 feet away); Graveyard of Ships / Veterans' Day Storm (about 400 feet away); Ships and Shipping (about 400 feet away); Lites Drug Store (about 800 feet away); White Elephant (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pet Hollywood (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gustafson's (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pentwater.
 
Pentwater Wire Products Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 3, 2017
2. Pentwater Wire Products Building and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 626 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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