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The mill at Peach and Railroad Sts. was getting some repairs at the time of the visit in the form of a new roof. The 40'X 75' 3 story brick mill dates from c. 1863. Not certain if the mill was ever water-powered, but the water source was only 1 or 2 blocks away.
A photo of the mill taken in 1920 shows a brick smokestack about twice the height of the mill and a wooden, one storey covered loading dock on the long side where the bricks are not weathered as much. See photo below.
From a publication: Grist Mills of Early America and Today - - Applied Arts Publishers, Lebanon, Pa. The photo was from the 1920's.
In 1983 architects, best friends, and innovators James O'Halloran and Kevin Foley sat on the Caribbean island of Tortola and decided they wanted to do more...they wanted to impact and improve the everyday lives of people. And what better way than to revolutionize a tool used every day by billions - the toothbrush! Archaic and practically unaltered since its initial conception, the toothbrush was ripe for improvement. Hence the first RADIUS toothbrush was born.
Aptly named the Original, it is still the #1 best-selling RADIUS adult toothbrush. At the crux of RADIUS' original design is a Radical, Revolutionary toothbrush that offer Real Results by massaging gums while cleaning teeth and a Refreshing/Rejuvenating experience making users feel as if they have just had a professional cleaning. Radius info taken from the website.
By 1988, James and Kevin wanted to control their own manufacturing and bought Beck's Mill in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. The 20,000 square foot mill, built in 1863, was restored into a very beautiful workplace, where all RADIUS toothbrushes are manufactured.GPS: 40D 31.29'N, 75D 46.64'W ele 410 feet'/125 meters Kutztown Quadrangle
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