By Thomas Berry
Creator: Kiesler Company (1892-????)
Extent: 5.0 Items
Arrangement: Group 1, Machinery Records, is arranged by record format, record type and subseries.
This collection consists of sales literature discussing the company’s products.
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.
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).