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"Made in Union": Union's Manufacturing History in Pictures

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The Miller Dairy provided unprocessed milk to Elizabeth and made shoes in winter which were sold in Newark Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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The Miller Dairy provided unprocessed milk to Elizabeth and made shoes in winter which were sold in Newark Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Elmwood Poultry Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Ideal Dairy, manufactured processed milk. Now Ideal Office Park on Morris Avenue Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Tuscan Dairy. The site originally housed cows and processed mild-related products on site. Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Site of Tuscan Dairy Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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The Heady Family, manufacturers of hoops used to on sailboats to lift sails Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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A Headley hoop Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Varnish factory located in the area of Johnson and Elmwood Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Several railroad lines ran through Union including the Jersey Central, Lehigh Valley and Rahway Valley. Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Andress Floyd, founder of the Self Master Colony, a group of homeless men who made rugs, bookbindings, weavings, and concrete blocks. The Colony was active from 1906-1935. Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Rug makers at the Self Master Colony. The township bought the site in 1938. The only original structure is the current Girl Scout house behind Town Hall. Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Workers at the Self Master Colony Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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International Paint Company, manufacturers of ship coatings, was located on Morris Avenue. Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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International Paint Company, manufacturers of ship coatings, was located on Morris Avenue. Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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International Paint Company, manufacturers of ship coatings, was located on Morris Avenue. Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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William Kratt Company Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Products made by the William Kratt Company Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Products made by the William Kratt Company Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Products made by the William Kratt Company Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Advertisement for the William Kratt Company harmonica Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Game manufactured by the Kratt Company Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Pyro Plastics, located where Costco now resides, manufacturers of plastic guns and other plastic toys using extrusion process Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Products produced by Pyro Plastics Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Products produced by Pyro Plastics Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Toys guns produced by Pyro Plastics Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Products produced by Pyro Plastics Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Secretary Pen Co., still located on Lehigh Avenue Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Secretary Pen -- advertised products in the pen (cigarettes, Fritos) Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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The original CeDe Candy Company, makers of Smarties Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Current CeDe Candy Company located on Lousons Road Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Smarties manufactured by the CeDe Company on Lousons Road Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Schering Plough, the largest manufacturer in Union for many years Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Schering Plough on Morris Avenue Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Hazel Bishop on Vauxhall Road Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Advertisement for Hazel Bishop products Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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ESNA, manufacturers of nuts used on vibrating machinery Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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ESNA Nut Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Loft's Candy Garden, Route 22 Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Inside Loft's Candy Garden Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Red Devil, manufacturers of household hardware (paint supplies), established in 1872. Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Items manufactured by Red Devil Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Potter Aeronautical, once located on Route 22 where Target stands today Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Breeze Eastern, once located on Liberty Avenue, manufactured hoist and wench equipment for helicopters Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Mulberry, originating in the 1950s on Stanley Terrace, made plates for light switches Credits: Township of Union Historical Society
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Melovino Meadery Credits: Township of Union
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UNION, NJ - "Made in Union, a presentation developed and presented by the Township of Union Historical Society's Tom Haggerty and Tom Beisler, was recently held at the Union Public Library.  

Beisler walked through a slide presentation outlining some of Union's well known businesses, including Tuscan Dairy Farms, CeDe Candy Company (makers of Smarties Candy), and the William Kratt Company, makers of harmonicas and pitch pipes and past (Red Devil and Breeze Eastern) and current (Melovino and Secretary Pen) manufacturers. 

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