Category Archives: Chemists

Behind Newkirk Plaza – Before & After Renovations – Ditmas Park, Brooklyn

BEFORE RENOVATIONS: July 7, 2007

Newkirk Chemist - Newkirk Plaza, Brooklyn

Newkirk Chemist - Newkirk Plaza, Brooklyn

Newkirk Chemist - Newkirk Plaza, Brooklyn

Newkirk Chemist - Newkirk Plaza, Brooklyn

Newkirk Sealtest - Newkirk Plaza, Brooklyn

AFTER RENOVATIONS: February 24, 2008

Newkirk Chemist - Newkirk Plaza, Brooklyn

Newkirk Pharmacy

Newkirk Hairstylist

Newkirk Hairstylist - Look Better, Feel Better

Newkirk Hairstylist
© Frank H. Jump

“Look Better – Feel Better”

Still a touch of the old gray left behind.

Photo Basement’s Forty-One Hilarious Science Fair Experiments

PS119 Science Fair 2007

PS119 Science Fair 2007

Schorndorfer Ammonia
© Frank H. Jump

A couple of days ago, a colleague forwarded this hilarious blog posting at Photo Basement: 41 Hilarious Science Fair Experiments. We had put our dog ThelmaLu down and it was the first time I had laughed (or stopped crying) since. Since I do teach elementary science, I am a bit biased about my students’ science fair projects. The above images are from the Flatlands Amersfort School Science Fair 2007 and are not part of the 41 spoof. But I must say, for elementary school aged kids, they really rank amongst the Middle & High School calibre projects I’ve seen. And do they know their audience when they use vintage images of products or don’t they know their audience?

Henry L. Schorndorfer of Cleveland OH was a chemist and went into business with founder of Zipp Manufacturing Company – John Zipp in 1885 – the makers of Root Beer. Click here for a detailed PDF of the Zipp company. Schorndorfer later opened the Schorndorfer & Eberhard Co. Schorndorfer’s company was also known for making food extracts and in this image above, ammonia and cleaning products. Below are two Google Books archives citing the Schorndorfer & Eberhard Co:

Google Books

Schorndorfer & Eberhard

According to the Annual Statistical Report of the Secretary General of Ohio – 1921, the Schorndorfer company name was officially changed to the Stern Bros. Co.

Schorndorfer & Eberhard

The trail ends there. Any leads?

Greenfield’s Chemist – Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Greenfield’s Chemists: Drugs, Soda, Prescriptions, Luncheonette