On March 2nd I posted a photo (see below) showing a number of people posing in front of business called "The Markey Bronze Bushing Company." Markey Bronze was located in Delta, Ohio and I estimated the photo was taken in the 1930's. If you would like to read the entire post click here: Sepia Saturday #166 - The Markey Bronze Bushing Company, Delta Ohio.
|The Markey Bronze Bushing Co, Delta, OH - Eugene Markey, far left|
On March 29th a received an email from Joanne in Ohio who had this to say about the photo:
There are three buildings that comprised Markey bronze, and at one time the company employed 150 people. It is currently owned by Bunting Brass and as far as I know they do continuous casting of brass bars."
Joanne went on to ask if she could purchase the photo from me and I told her I would send it to her for the cost of postage (and that I always welcomed contributions to fund my hobby). I sent the photo off to Joanne and yesterday I received a very, very generous check from Joanne and a card thanking me for returning the photo to the family. Joanne hopes to meet with her brothers sometime soon to hopefully identify more of the people in this photograph. This was a very exciting and rewarding experience for me and I can't wait for my next reunion!