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THE KIBLER STOVE WORKS

Kibler Stove Works, Irondale, Adams County, CO 1890-1893
THE KIBLER STOVE WORKS
Irondale, Colorado
1890-1893


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In the little industrial town of Irondale, which at one time was located in the southwest section of Adams County near the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, a man by the name of Charles Kibler, Jr. opened a stove factory.  This factory was one of two west of the Mississippi River in the year 1890.  Charles Kibler had formerly owned and operated a stove company in Newark, Ohio.  His two stove factories were similar in design and structure.

The four immense brick buildings of the Kibler Stove Works added much to the tiny town of Irondale.  The factory turned out 200 stoves a day of all varieties; ornamental, practical and furnaces.  200 men were employed with an average wage of $4.00 to $5.00 a day.  The company supplied most of the west including Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska, Arizona, Texas, Utah and Idaho.

The Kibler Stove Works were an important manufacturing enterprise, second in size and importance only to Colorado gold and silver smelting industries.  The capitol investment of the company was $150,000.


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The officers and directors of the company were Charles Kibler, Jr., President, H. B. Chamberlain, Vice President, W. P. Kellogg, Secretary, R. W. Woodbury, Treasurer, and Milo A. Smith and F. J. Chamberlain, Directors.

References:

The Colorado Exchange Journa1 October 1889

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