Southern Junk Company


South Broughton Street
Orangeburg, SC


Around 1927, Russian immigrant Harry Kline (1872-1942) founded the Southern Junk Company, a scrap metal and second-hand auto parts business located on South Broughton Street in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Around 1939, his sons, Charles (1918-2005) and Leonard (1920-2002), took over the business, which graduated to selling structural steel, belting, and wire rope for home builders, contractors, and manufacturers.

Main Image: Southern Junk Company advertisement. Reprinted from The Times and Democrat, August 25, 1939.

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