A History of Craftsmanship

 

History

Virginia Metalcrafters had its first beginnings with the founding of the Waynesboro Stove Company in 1890 by William J. Loth. The company, which made ornately cast cookstoves, heaters, and all accouterments for kitchens of the period later developed the electric Hotpoint Range. It merged with the Riffe Ram Pump Works. Inventors in 1884 of the ram pump was widely used to pump water in rural areas before electrification. In 1938, the Rife-Loth Corporation began selling finely crafted brass accessories under the name Virginia Metalcrafters.

In 2015, the Virginia Metalcrafters building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. VM Aquisitions is excited to bring the building back to life as a marketplace.