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It’s been a while since I’ve posted photos of any new zinkers. As you may remember, zinkers are memorials made of zinc, or “white bronze,” in the marketing lingo of the Monumental Bronze Company. They were in full operation from 1874 to 1914, and continued to produce panels for existing monuments until the 1930s.

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The monuments were sold by local salesmen through a catalogue and then shipped from Connecticut, so most cemeteries that have one zinker have two or three. Chester Township, as you can see, is no exception.

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This last one seems to be surrounded by now-buried individual markers for family members. I found the corner of one showing through the dirt.

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