Coxe Brothers and Company, Inc. (Drifton, Pennsylvania)
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Extractive Industries, Division of
Coxe, Eckley B. (Eckley Brinton) 1839-1895
Coxe, Tench 1755-1824
100 cu. ft
Coxe Brothers was an anthracite coal producer which dated back to the coal property purchases by Tench Coxe between 1790 and 1824. Members of the Coxe family controlled numerous companies and businesses in the area, and remained independent for most of its history due to the management of Eckley B. Coxe. They designed much of their own equipment and machinery. In 1905 the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company purchased the capital stock of Coxe Brothers and Company.
The collection contains drawings of mine machinery and buildings, including buildings within the company town such as worker housing and churches; photographs, including glass plate negatives, of mining machinery, operations, and employees; papers relating to Eckley B. Coxe's patents; legal papers; maps, including real estate maps, contour and topographical maps, maps of highways and roads, insurance maps and others; deeds; leases; and agreements.
Coxe Brothers Collection, 1886-1935, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Coal mines and mining
2007.3100 (NMAH Acc.)
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves