Allan Herschell Companies
James Armitage and George Herschell die in early 1900. The Armitage-Herschell Company is succeeded by Herschell, Spillman & Company, and the Allan Herschell Company. Allan Herschell dies in 1927. The latter company continues making amusements, including miniature trains, boats and airplanes (some of which can be played upon at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum in North Tonawanda) as late as the 1960s.
There is a large Herschell family plot in Sweeney Cemetery.
Armitage-Herschell Tonawanda Engine and Boiler works, map detail (Sanborn Fire Insurance Map, 1893).jpg
Armitage, Herschell and Co. on Mechanic Street and Oliver, hi-res illustration (1893-08-05 Tonawanda News).jpg
Also pictured: Groves Flour Mill
Treasurer to Armitage-Herschell. Republican, trustee of the North Presbyterian Church, and a member of Sutherland Lodge.
From Landmarks of Niagara County (1897): James Armitage was born in England, March 9, 1843, and came to America in 1864. He learned his trade of…
Armitage-Herschell Riding Gallery and Miniature Train, photo ad (Street Railway Journal, 1902 PD).png
2nd Annual Outing of Herschell-Spillman, photo (Olver Family of Gratwick and Ward R. Bray, 1902-07-03).jpg
Email us if you can identify anyone! Ward Olver – back row, fourth from the right Fred Brandt – 2nd row from top, 6th from right Wallace Olver –…