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Joseph F. Kiesler Company


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Machinery records

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Joseph F. Kiesler Company, 1917-1935 | Historical Construction Equipment Association

By Thomas Berry

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Collection Overview

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ID: 1/102/1751

Creator: Kiesler Company (1892-????)

Extent: 5.0 Items

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

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of sales literature discussing the company’s products.

Biographical Note

Sales literature in this collection credits Joseph F. Kiesler with inventing the clamshell bucket in 1892. His company, Joseph F. Kiesler Company, was based in Chicago, Illinois. It is known from a dealer catalog in Collection 2331, Edward R. Bacon Company, to have been in business in the mid-1950s. Nothing else is known of their history.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this collection.

Physical Access Note: Many records in Group 1 Series 1 Subseries 1 are in poor physical condition.

Acquisition Method: This is an artificial collection comprised of records from multiple accessions. Initial records in this collection received in the Judd Griffith Collection, Accession 2000-0113 (received Sep 22, 2000).

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Joseph F. Kiesler Company sales literature: Brochure, spec sheet and flier discuss clamshell bucket. All dated from reference to 1892 founding.

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