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Frank Bartlow Prototype Building

Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:15 pm

Happy 4th everyone!!

Does anyone have a street address for the Frank Bartlow Prototype Building in Millville, PA? I have started a Google map to document existing prototype buildings (see link below) and would like to add it.

Thanks!

matt

Re: Frank Bartlow Prototype Building

Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:42 pm

I don't know the exact address, but it is on South Chestnut Street. It has to be some small number as it is in the second block off Main street (splits north and south).

Re: Frank Bartlow Prototype Building

Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:50 pm

Thanks Jim! Found the building. It's located on South Chestnut between Post Office Avenue and Walnut Street.

Punch this into Google Maps:

41.12231 -76.52597

and it takes you right there.

matt

Re: Frank Bartlow Prototype Building

Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:06 am

That is it.

Here is another one:
32.556103,-95.860822

Re: Frank Bartlow Prototype Building

Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:05 pm

Excellent!

I show that the Coleman Brothers had a dealership in that building in 1948. Do you know anything more about who came after that?

matt

Jim Becker wrote:Here is another one:
32.556103,-95.860822

Re: Frank Bartlow Prototype Building

Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:20 pm

I know the dealership remained open long after '48, nothing else.

Re: Frank Bartlow Prototype Building

Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:51 pm

Matt,
Here is a former dealership building at 20 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester, CT 06042;
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Now Shawmut Equipment Company, Inc.
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Peter
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Re: Frank Bartlow Prototype Building

Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:31 pm

Peter:

I didn't know Shawmut owned an IH Prototype building :!: Ray deals with Shawmut for his cranes. Actually met one of the boys last spring when we went to St John to see the new RT Cranes. Shawmut now has a tech service outlet here. If you are ever by the shop, pics a possibility? Ray would love it and I would appreciate it for the Prototype design.

Re: Frank Bartlow Prototype Building

Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:00 pm

Some may be hard to believe from their current appearance.

Former Fredonia Truck and Farm Equipment 42.450659,-79.306397
Former Harvey Pfennig 43.085455,-78.696399
Not sure, but believe the center section of this was the shop section of Chiavetta's 42.587249,-79.017245

Re: Frank Bartlow Prototype Building

Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:01 pm

What did the prototype buildings look like?

Re: Frank Bartlow Prototype Building

Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:09 pm

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Bartlow Prototype International Harvester Building & Museum

The sole remaining example of an unmodified prototype IH dealership building built and operated by its original owner and family and used only as an IH dealership!

Located in Millville, Pa., only eight miles from Interstate 80, this unique prototype International Harvester dealership building will house exhibits of IH agricultural, industrial and military equipment, home appliances, as well as memorabilia from IHCC Chapter 17 members' collections and the original Frank Bartlow dealership. Exhibits will be regularly changed to assure repeat visitors a varied educational experience.


Courtesy: IH Collectors - Chapter 17 - Central Pennsylvania


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IH Prototype Dealership Building
Front cover of an International Harvester booklet showing "exterior and interior visualizations" of prototype dealership buildings. The cover features a color illustration of the "basic standard number one" prototype design. The prototype dealerships were designed for the International Harvester Company by industrial designer Raymond Loewy.


Courtesy: Wisconsin Historical Archives

Re: Frank Bartlow Prototype Building

Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:29 pm

Former Palestine Truck & Tractor 31.759978,-95.643255
Former Central Texas Equipment 30.670449,-96.37354

Re: Frank Bartlow Prototype Building

Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:38 pm

There is one west of Fremont, OH on US 20. Was a working dealership until I left the area in 1999. Maybe Bill Darr can shed some light on that one.

Bill

Re: Frank Bartlow Prototype Building

Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:50 pm

Thanks Peter!

Any idea regarding the original dealer's name?

matt

Peter Person wrote:Matt,
Here is a former dealership building at 20 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester, CT 06042;

Peter

Re: Frank Bartlow Prototype Building

Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:53 pm

Keep 'em coming Jim!

Jim Becker wrote:Former Palestine Truck & Tractor 31.759978,-95.643255
Former Central Texas Equipment 30.670449,-96.37354
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