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Steinmetz Box Co.

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Steinmetz Box Co. in Wheeling

Christian Steinmetz came to Wheeling in 1868 when he began manufacturing paper boxes for the Wheeling Hinge Company. "From this modest inception he has labored earnestly and effectively in the developing and building of the substantial manufacturing enterprise of which he is now the owner. His former factory was at 1221 Main Street, and November 19, 1919, he removed to the modern factory plant which he erected and equipped for the purpose at the corner of Twenty-fifth and Woods streets, the building being four stories in height and 66 by 87 feet in dimensions." 1

Hailed at one time as the "Largest Box Factory in the State," in addition to manufacturing all manner of boxes including candy boxes, shoe boxes, notion boxes, hat boxes, and paper and wooden cigar boxes, the Steinmetz Box Co. also produced cigar ribbons, labels, and revenue books.

[1] Callahan, J. M. (1923). Vol. II. In History of West Virginia, old and new (p. 117). Chicago: American Historical Society.


▶ 1221 Main Street 
▶ Starting in 1919: 25th and Wood Streets


Steinmetz Box Co.

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