Forge That Made Hindenburg Souvenirs is Destroyed By Fire

The Wendell August Forge in Grove City, Pennsylvania, has been in business since 1932.  Among its notable products were ashtrays made for the Millionaires Flight of the Hindenburg.
The flight was jointly organized by the Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei (DZR) and Standard Oil of New Jersey (Esso), which supplied hydrogen and diesel fuel to the Hindenburg, and each passenger was given a souvenir duralumin ashtray with a glass model of the airship filled with Esso diesel fuel.

The fire started in a workshop and rapidly consumed the building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Fortunately, many of the iconic dies were spared.  Wendell August Forge history.

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