Thursday, December 8, 2016

GE skillets

A local history question from a law office re the manufacture of electric skillets at the local GE plant. Tricky question, did find a 1955 article in the Brockport Republic about the beginning of manufacture of that item here, and a 1963 article commemorating the 3,000,000th skillet with the production of a special gold plated skillet! As best I could tell between local articles and posing the question on Facebook in the Remembering Brockport group, where several former employees responded, the skillet was not made here after 1983 when the plant was sold to Black & Decker, who closed it in '86. Typical rust belt story in many ways!

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