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Orr, Painter & Co.

Location: Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Founders: Jesse Orr, John R. Painter, Peter W. Nagle, William H. Schick, Jasper Sheler, Charles Egolf
Period of Production: 1863-
Products Manufactured: Full Line
Brand Names: Prizer-Ware

Orr, Painter & Co. Timeline

1863 - Foundry established.
1886 - Company incorporated as The Reading Stove Works, Orr, Painter & Co.
1899 - At a stove works previously purchased by O.P, & Co. in Millmont, PA, new company formed and incorporated as Prizer, Painter Stove & Heater Company.
1950s - Prizer-Ware brand of enameled cast iron cookware marketed.
2002 - Company introduces BlueStar line of restaurant ranges for the residential market.


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