Jul 28, 2013

Allentown Memorabilia

The time and market for Allentown memorabilia has come and gone. With a changing population, and the graying of the native town folks, objects of our history are destined for the landfill. Even the local historic society concentrates on shows of general interest, such as Abraham Lincoln. In addition to having been a retail mecca, Allentown manufactured a large assortment of products. Allentown was stamped on tools, knifes, and metal products of all kinds, distributed nationwide. A local regional food product was the hard pretzel, a variation of the traditional German soft pretzel. Allentown had several pretzel companies. Miller's operated out of their factory at 732 Tilghman Street, between 1944 and 1978. In the coming months this blog will profile some of these Made In Allentown products, before litter and meaningless slogans became our legacy.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Michael, Could you please consider starting a "Manufactured in Allentown" file as you proceed?? I'll tell you why when I contact you privately.
Thank You.....PJF

Anonymous said...

Yeah --- okay --- maybe -- but we have those cool bike markers now.