By Thomas Berry
Creator: Sidney Steel Scraper Company (1880-c. 1936)
Extent: 0.05 Linear Feet
Arrangement: Group 1, Machinery Records, is arranged by record format, record type and subseries.
This collection consists of sales and service literature and patent records discussing the company’s products.
The Sidney Steel Scraper Company was founded in Sidney, Ohio, in 1880 by William Haslup and J. H. Doering, and was incorporated in 1902. Patent record 1698375 indicates that it was incorporated in New Jersey. It once had 14 sales offices in foreign countries, from Hong Kong to Rio De Janeiro to Cape Town, South Africa. The May 11, 1906, edition of the "Shelby County Democrat", reported that the company was manufacturing five train car loads of scrapers and wheel barrows for use in the construction of the Panama Canal. A decade or so later, the company’s products were used by many governments to construct airfields and other earthworks.
William A. Perry succeeded Haslup as president of the firm upon Haslup’s death. The Slusser-McLean Scraper Company (Collection 1822) acquired The Sidney Steel Scraper Company (Collection 1820) circa 1936, and William Haslup’s house became the Ross Historical Center, home of the Shelby County Historical Society.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this collection.
This is an artificial collection comprised of records from multiple accessions. Initial records in this collection were found in files. Additional records have been received from:
* Judd Griffith Collection, Accession 2000-0113 (received Sep 22 2000)
Sidney Steel Scraper sales literature:
* Advertisement photocopied from Mar 1905 Good Roads Magazine lists Haslup Patent wheelbarrow and drag scraper, and grading plow. Illustration of wheeled scraper and wheelbarrow.
* Brochure and spec sheet discusses Haslup, SSS Squareback, Ox Shovel, Groundhog and Great Western slip scraper; wheeled scraper; tongue scraper; SSS backfill board, road drag, side scraper, grading plow, rooter plow and Fresno scraper; wheelbarrow; concrete cart; and mortar tub.