Wissahickon Paper Mill papers  1844-1845
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History

In 1844, the Bank of Germantown (Pennsylvania) leased an old grist mill to Charles Magarge and Edwin R. Cope, who were both involved in the Philadelphia paper industry. Along with William Sherer, they successfully converted the mill into a paper manufacturing facility. Paper production commenced around November 1844, and the mill continued to operate under Charles Magarge & Company until at least the 1870s.