Category: Historical Accounts

  • Former Lumber Yard Site in Camden, New Jersey Now An Historic Place

    Former Lumber Yard Site in Camden, New Jersey Now An Historic Place

    By Paul W. Schopp The remaining buildings and yard of the former Volney G. Bennett Lumber Company in Camden, New Jersey became a State and National Historic Place in 1993. Attaining approval for the State Register of Historic Places on June 28th and the National Register on August 5th, this former urban lumber yard stands…

  • Remembering Camden – Casselman Descendants

    Remembering Camden – Casselman Descendants

    Dear Mr. Cohen, I read the link you sent me Memories of Old Cooper Street by Will Paul. This man lived 50 years before I was born, but I recognized many of the names… some of whom had descendants I knew. The author mentioned some people in my family. Thomas E. French, of French, Richards,…

  • Remembering Camden – Hotel Walt Whitman

    Remembering Camden – Hotel Walt Whitman

    A collection of remembrances by Catherine Casselman Greenhart, Camden High School Class of 1942. You have a picture of the H. Genet Taylor residence on Cooper Street. I was friendly with both “Tottie”and Harry III and we were in and out of each other’s houses. My house was 301 North Second Street which would be…

  • Remembering Camden – Casselman Family

    Remembering Camden – Casselman Family

    A collection of remembrances by Catherine Casselman Greenhart, Camden High School Class of 1941. Dear Mr. Cohen, I grew up in Camden at 301 North Second Street. Your history was sent to me by one of my former students whose parents, under 400 Line Street, the Gentiles, also are part of Camden’s history. I lived…

  • Since

    Since

    There is a legend that Peter the Great left a “secret will” which always guides the foreign policy of Russia, regardless of the internal changes in forms of government. Warren Webster left no written directions for the conduct of the business, but the principles and policies on which it was founded and developed are so…

  • His Great Hour

    His Great Hour

    The year 1938 was the fiftieth in the history of Warren Webster & Company and as the summer approached the Organization began laying plans to celebrate the Golden Jubilee and do honor to the Founder. In June all the representatives from district offices who could possibly do so assembled at the factory and several days…

  • Thanks to Our Pilot

    Thanks to Our Pilot

    From 1919 to 1930, the tat-tat of pneumatic riveters resounded from Coast to Coast and border to border as tens of thousands of buildings rose all over the land. In New York, that city of skyscrapers, there was added to the Woolworth Tower (767′ 6″) and the Metropolitan Tower (657′), the New York Life Insurance…

  • Kaleidoscope of Twenty Years

    Kaleidoscope of Twenty Years

    In the year 1920 the world “turned another corner.” The events, “movements” and problems—mechanical, economical, political, spiritual, ethical and intellectual, which have crowded each other on and off the American scene have been too many, too rapid, too far-reaching, too intensely controversial to be analyzed in this record. Furthermore, each event as it occurred has…

  • First National Convention

    First National Convention

    In 1911,” said Warren Webster, “our Company held its first national convention. For this event I engaged quarters at the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel, Philadelphia. Pretty nearly everyone connected with the Company attended and we had a great time. “There were a great many questions which we wished to discuss and settle and we spent three busy…

  • From Taft to Harding

    From Taft to Harding

    William Howard Taft was one of the ablest men ever to occupy the presidency, but he was no politician. His administration was marked from first to last by a series of controversies. The first of these arose when he supported his Secretary of the Interior, Richard A. Ballinger, against the attacks of Chief Forester Gifford…

  • Adoption of “Sylphon” Bellows

    Adoption of “Sylphon” Bellows

    I will go five hundred miles to investigate anything said to be equal or better than ours,” my father once told me. “So one day when I was in Chicago,” he continued, “Charlie Foster, of the American Radiator Company, told me that The Fulton Company, of Knoxville, Tenn., had a thermostatic element that would beat…

  • Affairs in London

    Affairs in London

    “In 1903,” recounted my father, “Warren Webster & Company made a deal with the Atmospheric Heating Company, of London, England. We licensed them under our patents. They could sell as they wanted and we guaranteed the validity of the patents. The Atmospheric Heating Company agreed to pay a flat sum per foot for each installation…

  • The Kane Affair

    The Kane Affair

    Early in the 1900’s I made arrangements with the New Bedford Engineering Company to represent us,” said Warren Webster. This concern was owned by Thomas B. Kane, of Boston, and a man named White. White ran the New Bedford Engineering Company and Kane was manager of the Mooretown Company. “There was an acquaintance of theirs…

  • The “Turn of the Century”

    The “Turn of the Century”

    At Midnight on the last day of the 19th Century, pistols barked, fire-crackers exploded, horns tooted, factory whistles shrieked and bells chimed solemnly—just as on other New Year Eves. But—though unrealized at the moment, this was no mere marking of the end of one man-fixed division of time and greeting a new. It was the…

  • Work and Growth

    Work and Growth

    For Warren Webster and his Organization, the “Gay 90’s” were years of hard work and growth. Said my father: “I did most of the selling out in the field from 1888 to 1912 or 1914. And how I loved it! I used to take all the problems and trouble which arose and work them out…