Re: coke -- a consumer product in 1950?
michael bishop <goldrod_1@...>
Koppers Coke was the largest producer of house-heating coke. Coke as a home heating fuel began to diminish after World War II.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
--- On Thu, 2/26/09, Donald B. Valentine <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
From: Donald B. Valentine <email@example.com>
Subject: [STMFC] Re: coke -- a consumer product in 1950?
Date: Thursday, February 26, 2009, 7:29 AM
--- In STMFC@yahoogroups. com, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@ ...> wrote:
I suspect most of us think of coke as a fuel used only by heavy
industry, primarily in steel making. That said, this certainly looks
more like a dealer in coke, with no coking furnaces showing. Years
ago someone indicated to me that coke was sometimes used to heat
residential housing, though that seems a stretch to me. But the
amount of green in the photo leads me to think the area in which it
was taken was not a "heavily industrial area". Do you know where the
photo was taken or does anyone know if coke might have been used as
a residential heating fuel in some limited areas? The areas in which
Koppers distributed their products might also help pin things down if
they can be determined.
Regards, Don Valentine