A Classification of American Wealth
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Page entitled : Vandergrift, Geary and Potts tube works

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How oil pipeline promoters Jacob J. Vandergrift and Joseph D. Potts invested in tube works as did Michael Geary of the Oil City Boiler Works

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...  pipeline business, was a descendent of an old family of ironmasters and a major factor behind the Chester Pipe & Tube Company. Of his two sons, the younger, Francis Lanier Potts, entered the iron business at the family’s Potts Brothers Iron Company after earning a BS in mining engineering and later worked at his father’s Isabella Furnace, before taking charge of the  ...


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