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The Huber Manufacturing Company


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Machinery records

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The Huber Manufacturing Company, 1926 and n. d. | Historical Construction Equipment Association

By Thomas Berry

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Collection Overview

Title: The Huber Manufacturing Company, 1926 and n. d.Add to your cart.

ID: 1/101/425

Primary Creator: Huber Manufacturing Company (1854-1994?)

Other Creators: A-T-O, Inc.

Extent: 4.0 Items

Arrangement: Group 1, Machinery Records, is arranged by record format, record type and subseries.

Subjects: A-T-O, Inc., Browning Manufacturing Company, Charleston, South Carolina, Dresser Industries, Edward Huber, Edward Huber Society, Enterprise Fabricators, Extra Reserve Power Engine, Figgie International, Galion, Galion, Ohio, Gas engine, Huber, Huber-Warco, Huber Construction Products, Huber Corporation, Huber Machinery Division, Huber Manufacturing Company, HWB Dresser, HWB Jeffrey Division, Hydraulic control, Iberia, Ohio, Industrial wheel tractor, Maintainer, Marion, Ohio, Marion Steam Shovel, Motor grader, Pneumatic roller, Road Tractor, San Antonio, Texas, Scarifier, Steam traction engine, Super-Four, Three-wheel roller, Thresher, Traction engine, Underframe blade, W. A. Riddell Corporation, Warco, Wheel tractor

Forms of Material: Brochure, Catalog, Sales literature, Spec sheet, Testimonial

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of sales and service literature and photographic media discussing the company’s products, and business records discussing its operations.

Biographical Note

Company History:

The Huber Manufacturing Company was founded in Marion, Ohio in 1854, and founder Edward Huber was also a principal in the Marion Steam Shovel Company (Collection 2). It introduced a thresher in 1875, a steam traction engine in 1898, its first motor graders in the 1920s, a primitive hydraulic control in 1926, and the first Maintainer, a tractor-sized integral motor grader, in 1943. Other Huber products included wheel tractors, agricultural equipment, and three-wheel, tandem and pneumatic rollers; it is suspected that the pneumatic roller line was purchased from Browning Manufacturing Company of San Antonio, Texas, in the 1960s.

Huber acquired W. A. Riddell Corporation – Warco (Collection 1809), which itself in 1921 designed one of the earliest motor graders, in 1957 and became Huber-Warco Company. As of Mar 1964, construction machinery was being manufactured by the Huber Machinery Division of Huber-Warco Company, and the company eventually became Huber Corporation.

Huber-Warco’s Brazilian licensee was sold to Dresser Industries (Collection 375) and became part of their Galion grader operations under the name H.W.B. Dresser, later HWB Jeffrey Division, Dresser Industries (Collection 767).

Huber was acquired by A-T-O, Inc. (Collection 2006) in 1977, who relocated it to Charleston, South Carolina; A-T-O became Figgie International. All Huber products except the M series Maintainers were discontinued in 1994, and the Huber division was sold to Enterprise Fabricators in 1994, who relocated it to Galion, Ohio. Production ceased after 2002, and Enterprise Fabricators evidently ceased operations by Nov 2009. In March 2010, www.constructionequipment.com listed a Huber Construction Products in Iberia, Ohio, as producing motor graders, but this company’s website had been shut down the month before.

The Edward Huber Memorial Association operates the Edward Huber Museum in Marion, Ohio; as of October 2010, it had no website.

Publication numbering:

Huber Corporation manuals were numbered in a code:

<ul> <li> Model series.</li> <li> Serial number of the publication (i.e., manual 42 was superceded by manual 43).</li> <li> Suffix – M for maintenance, P for parts.</li></ul>

Subject/Index Terms

A-T-O, Inc.
Browning Manufacturing Company
Charleston, South Carolina
Dresser Industries
Edward Huber
Edward Huber Society
Enterprise Fabricators
Extra Reserve Power Engine
Figgie International
Galion, Ohio
Gas engine
Huber Construction Products
Huber Corporation
Huber Machinery Division
Huber Manufacturing Company
HWB Dresser
HWB Jeffrey Division
Hydraulic control
Iberia, Ohio
Industrial wheel tractor
Marion, Ohio
Marion Steam Shovel
Motor grader
Pneumatic roller
Road Tractor
San Antonio, Texas
Steam traction engine
Three-wheel roller
Traction engine
Underframe blade
W. A. Riddell Corporation
Wheel tractor

Administrative Information

Repository: Historical Construction Equipment Association

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this collection.

Acquisition Method:

This is an artificial collection comprised of records from multiple accessions. Initial records in this collection were found in files. Additional records have been added from:

• William Borthwick Papers, Collection 4

• Smith Equipment Company Collection, courtesy of Dick and Shirley Smith, accession 2000-0108 (received Sep 11, 2000)

• Judd Griffith Collection, Accession 2000-0113 (received Sep 22, 2000)

• John A. Woodhall Jr., on behalf of Central States Paving Company, Accession 2003-0001 (received Dec 1, 2002)

• James Perkins, accession 2003-0038 (received Feb 17, 2003)

• Donald W. Frantz Collection, Accession 2005-0150 (received Dec 31, 2005)

• Kurtz Gravel Company, Accession 2006-0101

Related Materials: Cited url is website for the Edward Huber Society as of October 2009. For more information please see http://www.mariononline.com/hubermuseum/.

Box and Folder Listing

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Group 1: Machinery records, c. 1926 and n. d.Add to your cart.
Series 1: Sales literature, c. 1926 and n. d.Add to your cart.
Subseries 1: Judd Griffith Collection, c. 1926 and n. d.Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Wheel tractors, n. d.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Big Power for Farming and Threshing, n. d.Add to your cart.
Huber Manufacturing Company sales literature: Brochure and spec sheet discusses Super-Four wheel tractor and Supreme thresher.
Item 2: Huber Industrial Tractors, n. d.Add to your cart.
Huber Manufacturing Company sales literature: Brochure and spec sheet discusses Huber Road Tractor industrial wheel tractor.
Folder 2: Three-wheel rollers, c. 1926 and n. d.Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Huber Motor Roller, c. 1926Add to your cart.
Huber Manufacturing Company sales literature: Brochure and spec sheet discusses gas three-wheel roller, scarifier and Extra Reserve Power Engine gas engine. Dated from testimonial letter.
Item 2: The Huber Four Cylinder Motor Rollers, n. d.Add to your cart.

Huber Manufacturing Company sales literature: Brochure and spec sheet discusses five-ton and seven-ton

gas three-wheel roller, scarifier and underframe blade.

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