Dickson Manufacturing Company

Dickson Manufacturing Company was a manufacturer of boilers and steam engines used in various industries but most known in railway steam locomotives. It was in founded in Scranton, Pennsylvania by Thomas Dickson in 1856.

The company maintained its main offices and shops on Penn Avenue in Scranton, a locomotive shop at the "Cliff Works" in Scranton, a shop in Wilkes-Barre, and an office in New York City.

In 1901 the company was merged with seven other manufacturing firms to form American Locomotive Company (ALCO). Alco ceased locomotive production at the former Dickson works in 1909.

The former shops still stand, and are featured in the opening sequence of the television show "The Office," which is set in Scranton.

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