The Olde Engine Works – A Rich History

A Historical Photo of The Olde Engine Works, Stroudsburg, PA

In 2018, the Olde Engine Works celebrated its 25th year as an Antique & Collectibles co-op, and entered the New Year under new ownership with the same mission. When OEW originally opened (April 1993) we had 14 dealers, presently we have four times that residing within our 22,000 square feet, main building. They display a wide variety of unique items with something for any budget or penchant & dealers are always on hand to answer questions, or offer assistance while you shop. Inventory changes frequently, so be sure to stop in and brose, you might find that perfect gift, or treasure for your own.

Our building has always been a prime attraction in the minds of our customers. Prior to its present use, Olde Engine Works Antiques Marketplace began operating as a machine shop in 1903. In the early years they built large steam powered hoists that were used for bridge building, quarrying & many other heavy industry applications. During WWII, they built hoists that were used to load & unload the Liberty Ships.

After the war the principal operation developed into building winches for Shrimp Boats. These hoists are used to pull in the nets and you will find Stroudsburg Engine Works hoists on boats all over the world. For many years, if you built a shrimp boat, you put a Stroudsburg Hoist on it! Winch production ended in 1989 & the business continued as a machine shop until November 1992.

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