Biography of Edgar Penney
Orange County, NY Biographies





EDGAR PENNEY, vice president and general manager of the Newburgh Ice Machine and Engine Co., is a native of Orange County, and has been identified with this company since 1895. Before purchasing the Newburgh plant he was for twelve years managing director and mechanieal engineer for the Frick Company, Waynesboro, Pa., which built his ice machine, known as the "Frick" or "Eclipse." Mr. Penney invented this machine and retains full privilege of manufacture and sale tinder his patents. Among the products of the present concern are the Corliss steam engines, steam boilers, iron and brass castings, etc. A force of two hundred and fifty men are employed. The main buildings are 200 by 400 feet in dimensions and were built in 1883. In 1907 a large addition was erected.

From:
The History of Orange County New York
Edited by: Russel Headley
Van Deusen and Elms, Publishers
Middletown, N. Y. 1908


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