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Royer Manufacturing Company – Hawkeye Maintainer Company

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Royer Manufacturing Company – Hawkeye Maintainer Company, 1928-1940 and n. d. | Historical Construction Equipment Association

By Thomas Berry

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Title: Royer Manufacturing Company – Hawkeye Maintainer Company, 1928-1940 and n. d.Add to your cart.

ID: 1/101/1811

Primary Creator: Royer Manufacturing Company (1908-)

Extent: 0.05 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Group 1, Machinery Records, is arranged by subseries, record format, record type, machine class, and publication date (where known).

Subjects: Administrator for National Recovery, Air cleaner, Allis-Chalmers, Carburetor, Case, Clutch, Crawler conversion, Deere, Gas engine, Goodrich, Governor, Hart-Parr, Hawkeye Maintainer Company, Hawkeye Motor Patrol, Henke Manufacturing Company, History, Industrial wheel tractor, Janesville, Iowa, Jesse R. Royer, Leavenworth, Kansas, M-4, Machine gun, Magneto, Martin Henke, McCormick-Deering, Moon Track Company, Motor grader conversion, North Dakota State Highway Department, Oil filter, Oliver Corporation, Pull grader, Pull sweeper, Road Machinery Manufacturing Industry Code, Royer Manufacturing Company, Sherman tank, Snow plow, Sweeper, Tank, Tractor test, Twin City, Used equipment, Waterloo, Iowa, Waverly, Iowa, Wheel tractor, Zero Pressure Tire

Forms of Material: Bid solicitation, Brochure, Comparative spec, Composite catalog, Flier, Folio, Operation manual, Price page, Sales literature, Sales training, Service 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

Jesse R. Royer founded Royer Manufacturing Company in Janesville, Iowa, in 1908. The firm was incorporated in 1910, and re-incorporated in 1928.

Royer’s initial product was a horse-drawn patrol grader, and he developed a motor grader conversion for wheel tractors circa 1925 which was termed the first motorized snow removal system to be built in America.

At the time of the re-incorporation, Royer established Hawkeye Maintainer Company of Waterloo, Iowa, as its Road Machinery Division, and the first Hawkeye Motor Patrol, a conversion of a wheel tractor, was offered in the late fall of 1928. Hawkeye offered these conversions for several makes of tractors. The Hawkeye operation continued as late as 1931, and Royer – which eventually came to concentrate on snowplows – offered graders as late as 1937.

Royer also developed a line of snowplow attachments for trucks and tractors, a sweeper for removing sleet and ice accumulations and, during World War II, machine gun parts and engine mounts for the M-4 Sherman tank.

Martin Henke purchased Royer Manufacturing in September 1946 and renamed it Henke Manufacturing Company. Edward Green purchased the firm in 1967 and established Henke as a leading supplier of snow removal attachments for Deere & Company equipment. Henke relocated to Waverly, Iowa, in 1978. It filed for bankruptcy protection in 1992 and was sold in 1993 to investors who re-established it in Leavenworth, Kansas.

Biographical Note

Jesse R. Royer founded Royer Manufacturing Company in Janesville, Iowa, in 1908. The firm was incorporated in 1910, and re-incorporated in 1928.

Royer’s initial product was a horse-drawn patrol grader, and he developed a motor grader conversion for wheel tractors circa 1925 which was termed the first motorized snow removal system to be built in America.

At the time of the re-incorporation, Royer established Hawkeye Maintainer Company of Waterloo, Iowa, as its Road Machinery Division, and the first Hawkeye Motor Patrol, a conversion of a wheel tractor, was offered in the late fall of 1928. Hawkeye offered these conversions for several makes of tractors. The Hawkeye operation continued as late as 1931, and Royer – which eventually came to concentrate on snowplows – offered graders as late as 1937.

Royer also developed a line of snowplow attachments for trucks and tractors, a sweeper for removing sleet and ice accumulations and, during World War II, machine gun parts and engine mounts for the M-4 Sherman tank.

Martin Henke purchased Royer Manufacturing in September 1946 and renamed it Henke Manufacturing Company. Edward Green purchased the firm in 1967 and established Henke as a leading supplier of snow removal attachments for Deere & Company equipment. Henke relocated to Waverly, Iowa, in 1978. It filed for bankruptcy protection in 1992 and was sold in 1993 to investors who re-established it in Leavenworth, Kansas.

Subject/Index Terms

Administrator for National Recovery
Air cleaner
Allis-Chalmers
Carburetor
Case
Clutch
Crawler conversion
Deere
Gas engine
Goodrich
Governor
Hart-Parr
Hawkeye Maintainer Company
Hawkeye Motor Patrol
Henke Manufacturing Company
History
Industrial wheel tractor
Janesville, Iowa
Jesse R. Royer
Leavenworth, Kansas
M-4
Machine gun
Magneto
Martin Henke
McCormick-Deering
Moon Track Company
Motor grader conversion
North Dakota State Highway Department
Oil filter
Oliver Corporation
Pull grader
Pull sweeper
Road Machinery Manufacturing Industry Code
Royer Manufacturing Company
Sherman tank
Snow plow
Sweeper
Tank
Tractor test
Twin City
Used equipment
Waterloo, Iowa
Waverly, Iowa
Wheel tractor
Zero Pressure Tire

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 in the Judd Griffith Collection, Accession 2000-0113 (received Sep 22 2000). Additional records were received from:


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Subseries 1: Judd Griffith Collection, 1931-1940 and n. d.Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Folio: Price List – Sales Data for graders, 1931 and n. d.Add to your cart.

Hawkeye Maintainer Company Road Machinery Division of Royer Manufacturing Company sales literature: Composite catalog, consisting of sales literature, service literature and miscellaneous records for pull grader and motor grader conversion of wheel tractor. As none of the pieces have publication numbers or names, all contents are listed below:

* Cover letter discussing company history.

* One-page operation manual.

* Flier discussing design features: Cut steel gears, ball and socket joints, and mounting of blade to I-beams as opposed to a circle.

* Sales training discussing design features.

* Brochure and spec sheet for Hawkeye Model 10 Maintainer pull grader, published only over Hawkeye Maintainer Company name.

* Brochure for Hawkeye Motor Patrol motor grader conversion of industrial wheel tractor: Allis-Chalmers Model U IndUstrial; Case C-I and L-I; McCormick-Deering 20, I-30 and 30; Oliver Corporation Hart-Parr 28 and 44; and Twin City 17-28, 21-32 and K-T.

* Brochure and typed spec sheet for Hawkeye Motor Patrol motor grader conversion of McCormick-Deering 20 and 30 industrial wheel tractor.

* Brochure and typed spec sheet for Hawkeye Motor Patrol motor grader conversion of Case C-I and L-I industrial wheel tractor.

* Brochure and typed spec sheet for Hawkeye Motor Patrol motor grader conversion of Oliver Corporation Hart-Parr 28 and 44 industrial wheel tractor.

* Brochure and typed spec sheet for Hawkeye Motor Patrol motor grader conversion of Allis-Chalmers 18-30 IndUstrial industrial wheel tractor.

* Brochure and typed spec sheet for Hawkeye Motor Patrol motor grader conversion of Twin City 21-32 industrial wheel tractor.

* Brochure and typed spec sheet for Hawkeye Motor Patrol motor grader conversion of Twin City 17-28 industrial wheel tractor.

* Brochure and typed spec sheet for Hawkeye Motor Patrol motor grader conversion of Twin City K-T industrial wheel tractor.

* Typed spec sheet, weights of Hawkeye Motor Patrol motor grader conversion of industrial wheel tractor: Allis-Chalmers Model U IndUstrial; Case C-I and L-I; McCormick-Deering 20 and 30; and Twin City 17-28, 21-32 and K-T.

* Typed spec sheet: Air cleaner, magneto, carburetor, governor, clutch, gas engine and oil filter for Allis-Chalmers 18-30 IndUstrial; Case C-I and L-I; John Deere model D; McCormick-Deering 20 and 30; and Twin City 17-28, 21-32 and K-T industrial wheel tractor as used with Hawkeye Motor Patrol motor grader conversion.

* Comparative spec sheet, Nebraska Tractor Test results for Allis-Chalmers Model U IndUstrial; Case C-I and L-I; John Deere model D; McCormick-Deering 20 and 30; and Twin City 17-28, 21-32 and K-T industrial wheel tractor

* Sales training and typed spec sheet, Goodrich Rubber Company Zero Pressure Tire.

Folder 2: Miscellaneous sales literature, n. d.Add to your cart.

Hawkeye Maintainer Company Road Machinery Division of Royer Manufacturing Company sales literature: As none of the pieces have publication numbers or names, all contents are listed below:

* Typed spec sheet, Hawkeye 20 Motor Patrol motor grader conversion of Case C-I, Hart-Parr 28 and McCormick-Deering 10-20 industrial wheel tractor.

* Typed spec sheet, Hawkeye 30 Motor Patrol motor grader conversion of Case L-I, Hart-Parr 40, McCormick-Deering 15-30 and Twin City 21-32 industrial wheel tractor.

* Typed spec sheet, Hawkeye 30 Motor Patrol motor grader conversion of Case L-I, Hart-Parr 44, McCormick-Deering 15-30 and Twin City 21-32 industrial wheel tractor.

* Flier discusses blade shift control from cab of Hawkeye Motor Patrol motor grader conversion of industrial wheel tractor.

* Hawkeye Maintainer Company sales literature: Brochure and spec sheet discusses Model 8, Model 7, Model 6, Model 5, Model 4, Patrol Model 3, Patrol Model 2 and Junior Patrol Model 1 pull grader.

Folder 3: Miscellaneous records, 1934-1940 and n. d.Add to your cart.

* Royer Manufacturing Company correspondence discusses bid solicitation by North Dakota State Highway Department for pull sweeper.

* Form No. 2, Purchaser’s Declaration for trade-in of used equipment

* Regulation No. 3, governing resale value of used equipment in accordance with Section 5 Article VII of the Road Machinery Manufacturing Industry Code, approved by Administrator for National Recovery Apr 12 1934.

* Hawkeye Maintainer Company Road Machinery Division of Royer Manufacturing Company sales literature: Price page for Moon Track Company crawler conversion of Hawkeye Motor Patrol motor grader conversion of industrial wheel tractor: Allis-Chalmers Model U IndUstrial; Case C-I and L-I; Hart-Parr 28 and 44; McCormick-Deering 20 and 30; and Twin City 17-28, 21-32 and K-T.



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