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Birmingham Stove & Range Co.

Location: Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
Founder: Sam D. Jones
Period of Production: 1902-1989
Products Manufactured: Full Line
Brand Names: Red Mountain, Century, Pioneer, Lady Bess

Birmingham Stove & Range Co. Timeline

1898 - Jones family acquires controlling interest in Atlanta Stove Works.
1902 - Birmingham Stove & Range Co. established to produce hollow ware and stoves for ASW and itself.
1916 - Land acquired and construction commenced to replace building previously lost to fire.
1930s-40s - Red Mountain series of cookware produced.
1950s - Century series introduced.
1957 - Atlanta foundry closed. BSR continues to produce products under both the ASW and BSR names.
1960s - Automated molding machines installed.
1989 - BSR foundry closes, brand continues to be produced under agreement with Lodge.
1991 - Company closes, relinquishes patterns and molds to Lodge to satisfy debt.

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