D. J. Murray Manufacturing Company, 1935
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Brief Description: This collection consists of sales literature discussing the company’s products.
Held at:
Historical Construction Equipment Association
16623 Liberty Hi Rd
Bowling Green, OH 43402
Phone: 419-352-5616
Fax: 419-352-6068
Email: tberry [at] hcea.net
Record Series Number: 1/101/1784
Created by: Murray, D. J. Manufacturing Company (1881-?)
Volume: 1.0 Items
Arrangement: Group 1, Machinery Records, is arranged by subseries, record format, record type, machine class, machine model, and publication date (where known).
Biographical Note for Murray, D. J. Manufacturing Company (1881-?) :

Donald J. Murray was born near Wick, Scotland, on March 23, 1844, and came to the US in 1867, living first in Menominee, Michigan, until 1874 when he came to Wausau, Wisconsin, and became superintendent of Ely Wright’s business, Wausau Iron Works, manufacturing mill machinery and general foundry work.  In 1879, Murray was admitted to a partnership, and the firm's name became Wright & Murray. Wright retired and, in 1881, the D. J. Murray Company was organized.  It became the largest foundry and machine shop in the Northwest.

Murray acquired the interests of the old firm and enlarging the scope of the business to include the manufacture of all types of sawmill machinery.  In 1884, the entire plant burned to the ground, but confidently, Mr. Murray immediately rebuilt what became an even larger and more modern facility.

In March 1921, Mr. Murray disposed of his interests in the company to a group of Wausau investors and ended his business career.  He died on December 13, 1933, and his former business continued in operation at least through 1935.

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this collection.
Subject Index
Ajax Road Machine
Crawler tractor
D. J. Murray Company
D. J. Murray Manufacturing Company
Donald J. Murray
Ely Wright
Menominee, Michigan
Road drag
Wausau, Wisconsin
Wausau Iron Works
Wick, Scotland
Wright & Murray
Genres/Forms of Material
Sales literature
Spec sheet
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes:   This is an artificial collection comprised of records from multiple accessions. Initial records in this collection were received from the Judd Griffith Collection, Accession 2000-0113. Additional records have been received from: