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I had to redo this post and eliminate the article in the newspaper as you need to be subscribed to read.

Instead, I screen grabbed the photos of the old plant.

It is now being turned into high end apartments.


Built in 1916, the Peters Cartridge Factory once produced 1.5 million cartridges per day to supply munitions to Allied soldiers during World Wars I and II.


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Website requires subscription to read article. Got past the first couple blocks then stopped.

“This content is only available to subscribers”

I was kinda of leery clicking on the thread because I did not see the word “cartridge“ the first time I read it. Only after I read the headline again was I brave enough to open it, but no use.
 

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I have photographed the old Peters CARTRIDGE company site many times. When the Grand was in Vandalia and I was the sales rep in Ohio (1985-88) whenever I was in the area I would cruise by. Still in awe of all that went on on that site...

Here are two photos I have digitized. If I find the numerous others, will post them sometime.

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Nice job skeet man!

I should have gone your route and provided a web page capture.

But I didn't want to scare Rick and trick him into thinking he was being transferred to the petting zoo VIP site.

And just a side note Rick, you didn't fool site administrator DukeFan for one second pretending to be Rosie O'Donnell the last time you logged in!
 

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1.5 million a day STILL isnt enough, even today!

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Nah! Cleaned out decades ago. DuPont probably had to do that when the production shut down. (?)
Cartridge production ceased in July 1944. In August 1944 an explosion of propellant killed 1 person and wrecked 4 buildings.

Delco Remy took the plant over that year and made parts for Higgins boats.

Near the end of 1944, Columbia Records purchased the facility. They used the facility to press vinyl records. In 1946 Columbia shut down the engine room (smokestack needed for). Columbia ceased production in 1948; sold the complex to the Seagram Distillery company in 1950.

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