Our History

Browse thru our Timeline and Multimedia resources below to learn more about the history of Littlestown Foundry, “Doing it Right” for 100 years!

Timeline

CHARTERED MAY 24TH 1916

Luther D. and Emory H. Snyder started the Littlestown Hardware and Foundry Company, Inc. as a gray iron foundry with sixteen employees— producing, machining, painting, & plating iron castings. For World War I, castings for bearings and shafts for the war effort were made. Later, hardware items, such as bench vises, flanges, hammers, bookends, fire place tools and doorstops complemented the wide variety of commercial castings produced. Today, with 70 employees, over 95% of our business is producing commercial aluminum castings.

1939

First Aluminum Casting Production

WORLD WAR II

Most of the production was for the war effort:

  • 1,200,000 Hand Grenades
  • 3,000,000 Rifle Grenades
  • 3,000,000 Bomb Plugs
  • Thousands of Anti-Personnel Mines

1947

Major Aluminum Casting Production Expansion.

1950

Addition of Littco Awning Hardware & Aluminum Hardware lines.

1970

Through the present: Continuous Modernization of Aluminum Casting Facilities.

1990

Iron Casting Production Ends.

1999

Company name shortened to Littlestown Foundry, Inc.

VIDEOS

VIMEO VIDEO PLACEHOLDER
VIMEO VIDEO PLACEHOLDER
75th ANNIVERSARY BANQUET
LAST IRON MOLDING APRIL 1990
PCN PLANT TOUR – 2006 PT. 1
PCN PLANT TOUR – 2006 PT. 2
PCN PLANT TOUR – 2006 PT. 3
PCN PLANT TOUR – 2006 PT. 4
PCN PLANT TOUR – 2006 PT. 5
PCN PLANT TOUR – 2006 PT. 6
PCN PLANT TOUR – 2006 PT. 7

PHOTOS

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1916 EMPLOYEES
80’S SCOOP
1958 COMPANY
1963 EMPLOYEES
1966 HALLSWORTH AUTO
1972 HARDWARE SHOW BOOTH
1978 EMPLOYEES
1978 EMPLOYEE NAMES
1991 EMPLOYEES
AWNING AD
M3 VISE
2014 BROWN RETIREMENT

DOCUMENTS

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100TH ANNIVERSARY BANQUET
1916-1941
80’S AWNING CATALOG
25TH ANNIVERSARY BANQUET
1942-1959
1950’S OFFICE
50TH ANNIVERSARY BANQUET
1982 HARDWARE CATALOG
1985 PROMO BROCHURE
1989 HARDWARE CATALOG
1990 AWNING CATALOG
1991 OFFICERS
A.G. EALY
HARDWARE CATALOG
EARLY HISTORY
LAST IRON MOLDING WORKERS
UTEXIQUAL PRODUCTS
GETTYSBURG TIMES WWII DETAILS