Concrete Facts: Malvern's Fizzano Brothers Share the Historical Numbers on Their First Block Machine

Fizzano Brothers' first concrete-block machine.$200 | Amount owed Fizzano Brothers when a debtor gave them their first concrete-block machine as payment

$400 | Original cost of the machine, purchased from Sears, Roebuck and Co. in 1930

100 | Number of blocks made by the machine per day

45 | Weight of blocks (pounds)

71 | Number of years since the machine was last used

1,000 | Number of Delaware County homes still standing on foundations made by the machine

80,000 | Blocks manufactured today across three Fizzano Brothers plants

Source: Fizzano Brothers (

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