- Coleman Lamp Company - Coleman ® Company History
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Coleman Lamp Company - Coleman ® Company History
Coleman was born in County Donegal, and arrived in Philadelphia from Ireland in 1764.
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October 23] 1748 - August 14, 1825) was an Irish-American industrialist who rose from a holding clerkship at a prothonotary's office in Philadelphia to bookkeeper at Cornwall Iron Furnace to becoming Pennsylvania's first millionaire.
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After serving as a clerk and bookkeeper he went on to acquire a lease on Salford Forge near Norristown in 1773 and immediately made a sizeable profit by manufacturing cannonballs and shot at Salford and Elizabeth Furnaces.
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He then used his profits to purchase a two-thirds share of Elizabeth Furnace, shares of Cornwall and the Upper and Lower Hopewell Forges (not the similarly named Hopewell Furnace), and ownership of Speedwell Forge.
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