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D. J. Murray Manufacturing Company

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D. J. Murray Manufacturing Company, 1935 | Historical Construction Equipment Association

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Collection Overview

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Predominant Dates:1935

ID: 1/101/1784

Primary Creator: Murray, D. J. Manufacturing Company (1881-?)

Extent: 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).

Subjects: 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

Forms of Material: Brochure, Sales literature, Spec sheet

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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

Collection Historical Note

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

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

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. Additional records have been received from:


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D. J. Murray Manufacturing Company sales literature: Brochure and spec sheet discusses Ajax Road Machine crawler tractor-drawn road drag.


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