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Virginia Metalcrafters

 
 
Virginia Metalcrafters Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 1, 2007
1. Virginia Metalcrafters Marker
Inscription. Virginia Metalcrafters had its first beginnings with the founding of the Waynesboro Stove Company in 1890 by William J. Loth. The company, which made ornately cast cookstoves, heaters and all accoutrements for kitchens of the period, later developed the electric Hotpoint Range. It merged with Rife Ram Pump Works, inventors in 1884 of the ram pump widely used to pump water in rural areas before electrification. In 1938, the Rife-Loth Corporation began selling finely crafted brass accessories under the name Virginia Metalcrafters.
 
Erected 1990 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-2-c.)
 
Location. 38° 3.833′ N, 78° 52.417′ W. Marker is in Waynesboro, Virginia. Marker is on East Main Street (U.S. 250) east of Delphine Avenue (U.S. 340). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waynesboro VA 22980, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William H. Harman Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Waynesboro (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Waynesboro (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fishburne Military School (approx. 0.9 miles away);
Virginia Metalcrafters Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 1, 2007
2. Virginia Metalcrafters Marker
Port Republic Road Historic District (approx. one mile away); W. J. Loth (approx. 1.1 miles away); Plumb House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Early’s Last Battle (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waynesboro.
 
Also see . . .  Brief History of Virginia Metalcrafters. (Submitted on December 7, 2007.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Marker at Virginia Metalcrafters Showroom image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 1, 2007
3. Marker at Virginia Metalcrafters Showroom
Showroom is open 9–5 Monday–Friday. Until 4 pm Saturday. Closed Sunday.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,777 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 7, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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