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American Tool & Die Works

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3938
Scope and Contents “Precision Tools and Dies” is a general informational/ advertisement booklet for the American Tool & Die Works company located in Kalamazoo, Michigan from 1937 to roughly about 1955. This booklet provides a map displaying the company’s wide variety of distribution around the area of Kalamazoo, reaching as far as Indiana, Ohio, and various cities in the northern and eastern areas of Michigan. The booklet also contains some images, including the building of the company, and several of the...
Dates: ca. 1950

B.F. Freeland Sons Company

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3810
Scope and Contents

The B.F. Freeland Sons Company’s main products were galvanized steel stock tanks, used to provide water to livestock. The catalog advertises several different kinds of stock tanks, with prices, dimensions, diagrams, and a few photographs of their products in use. In addition to the stock tanks, the catalog advertises a few different types of stock feed boilers and cookers, as well as other pieces of farm equipment, such as tank pumps and barn ventilators.

Dates: 1916

Bond Supply Company Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-4030
Scope and Contents The Bond Supply Company, founded by Fred J. Bond c1873-1938, began in 1912 in Kalamazoo located on the southwest corner of North Rose and Eleanor Street. In the 1912 city directory, the company stated that it was "Manufacturers and Jobbers, Plumbing, Steam, Mill Well Supplies." The Bond Supply Company, a wholesale firm, was the successor of the Quinn Manufacturing Company located at the same site which employed Fred Bond. Over the years, Bond served as Secretary and General Manager joined by...
Dates: Publication: 1913

Clarage Fan Company Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3901
Abstract

The collection is composed of a series of company newsletters titled the Clarage Air Line, and publications date from 1948 into the late-1960s.

Dates: 1948-1960

Dort Drivers Today and Tomorrow

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-4048
Scope and Contents

Brochure has black and white illustrations of Dort automobiles; information on the Model 14 Fourseason and the Model 19 Fourseason (touring, roadster, coupes, and sedans); and a price list for the automobiles in the brochure.

Dates: Publication: 1920-1923

F.T. Marple Lumber Company Catalog

 Item — Box: 1 of 1
Identifier: RH-A-4315
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of one catalog dated 1927, from the F.T. Marple Lumber Company located in Kalamazoo, Michigan from approximately in 1920 to 1929.The catalog is approximately 100 pages filled with black and white pictures, house plans and information of houses shown in pictures that can be built by the F.T. Marple Lumber Company which advertises as a building supplies company and help you decide what you need and pricing for a new home. Most pages are front and back in...
Dates: 1927

General Gas Light Company Pamphlet

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3936
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of a pamphlet as an advertisement from the General Gas Light Company located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Published in 1928, it promoted their Humphrey Radiantfire, an indoor gas heater which could fit in the fireplace. The pamphlet advertised 24 radiators which came in various colors such as brown, bronze, black, rich maroon, green, wrought iron, pierced hearth and various shades of brass. Other products advertised included 6 brass fenders...
Dates: 1928

Henderson-Ames Company Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3541
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of design templates, catalogues, and correspondence from the Henderson-Ames Company located in Kalamazoo Michigan, which was in business from 1893 to 1993.

Dates: 1890-1911

John Deere Farmers Pocket Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3943
Scope and Contents

The Farmers Pocket Ledger appears to be a general guide produced by the John Deere Company and distributed to several hardware or farming stores. This ledger served as a personal guide for farming tactics while also promoting and advertising the products and tools the John Deere Company had to offer.

Dates: Publication: Majority of material found within 1934 - 1935

Kalamazoo Carriage and Harness Manufacturing Company catalogue

 Item
Identifier: RH-A-3716
Scope and Contents

This collection is composed of a single catalogue from The Kalamazoo Carriage and Harness Manufacturing Company from 1900. The catalogue displays various products created and sold by the company such as carriages, sleighs, and harnesses.

Dates: 1900

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B. F. Freeland Sons Company (Sturgis, Mich.) 1
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Clarage Division of Zurn Industrial (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1