Parker White Metal & Machine Company was located on McKinley Avenue near East 23rd Street in Erie, PA. The illustration above shows the factory as it looked around 1915. The company was owned by William A. Parker. "Parker White Metal die castings. Made from a variety of alloys, hard as cast iron or tough as annealed brass. Our dies produce complete, smoothly finished castings, ready for assembly. They insure an exact duplication of any number of parts and do away with expensive machining. Our metals will surprise you."
I think Bargain Barn was located in the old Parker White Metal building in the mid-seventies. The building has since been demolished, but its footprint remains. The Eastside Bayfront Connector runs parallel to the train in the picture above.
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