American Frog and Switch Company
Yes butler county lumber was across Main Street
Employees of the American Frog & Switch Company, Main Street and Belt Railway, near Haldimand Avenue, Hamilton, Ohio, ca. 1910. They manufactured standard steel frogs and switches, track supplies and other railroad specialties. In railroading, a frog is a device placed at the intersection of two tracks. Pictured are: James Haskell- draftsman, unidentifed, Elmer Byerlin - clerk, Paul Conner - draftsman, John W. Rabbe - assistant engineer, Dr. E.S. Griffis - treasurer, Clara Schweinfest - stenographer, L.F. Phipps - president, M.E. Dempsey - secretary, George Remp - traffic manager, E.W. Harden – superintendent and William H. Rabbe - chief engineer. Photo from the George C. Cummins “Remember When” Photograph Collection. Donated by the family of George C. Cummins. Photo used courtesy of the George C. Cummins "Remember When" Collection at the Hamilton Lane Library, Hamilton, Ohio.