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Machinery records

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Machinery Manufacturers, 1932 | Historical Construction Equipment Association

By Thomas Berry

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Title: Machinery Manufacturers, 1932Add to your cart.

ID: 1/101/989

Primary Creator: Machinery Manufacturers

Extent: 1.0 Items

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

Subjects: Beckwith Machine Company, Edward R. Bacon Company, Hand winch, Hoist, Machinery Manufacturers, Ravenna, Ohio, San Francisco, California, Wonder Hoist

Forms of Material: Correspondence, Flier, Sales literature, Spec sheet

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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

Biographical Note

According to correspondence found with this company’s sales literature, the Wonder Hoist hand winch was produced by Beckwith Machine Company (Collection 149) in Ravenna, Ohio. Circa July 1931, the patterns, inventory and spare parts for the line was sold to Edward R. Bacon Company (Collection 2331) of San Francisco, California. The winch was produced by Machinery Manufacturers in San Francisco, California as of April 1932. A letter from Edward R. Bacon dated April 1937 states that Machinery Manufacturers had been out of business for several years and that parts for the Wonder Hoist were no longer available.

Subject/Index Terms

Beckwith Machine Company
Edward R. Bacon Company
Hand winch
Machinery Manufacturers
Ravenna, Ohio
San Francisco, California
Wonder Hoist

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 received from the Judd Griffith Collection, Accession 2000-0113.

Related Materials: Collection 149, Beckwith Machine Company, also contains sales literature for the Wonder Hoist.

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Machinery Manufacturers sales literature: Flier and spec sheet discuss Wonder Hoist hand winch. Accompanying correspondence discusses sales of Wonder Hoist line by Beckwith Machine Company to Edward R. Bacon Company, and cessation of operations by Machinery Manufacturing.

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