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'Globe-Trotting' Refrigerators Are Made in K. C.
Entry for Viking Refrigerators, Incorporated, with the history of the company founded in 1904 by Walter S. Dickey, who also "manufactured miles of clay pipe for the town's water and sewer system and was...
1914 Map of Kansas City, Showing the Kansas City Manufacturing District
Map of greater Kansas City (including Independence, Missouri) with the Kansas City Manufacturing District indicated in red; street car lines are indicated in red, as well. An inset map shows an enlarged...
A 4-Brother Team Wins Acclaim in Metal Craft
Article about the Swedish family business involved in manufacturing aircraft parts and lamp fixtures.
A City At War: The Impact of the Second World War On Kansas City
A thesis toward a master's degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (written by Fredrick Marcel Spletstoser, or Fredrick Spletstoser) on the impact of World War II on Kansas City, with information...
A. D. Lowe Machine Company
Photos and text about the company at 18th and Highland Avenues, in the business of general machinery repair.
A History of Kansas City, Mo.: Her Business, Population, Natural Resources, and Inducements to Manufactures and Capitalists
Description of the Kansas City area's timber resources in the context of agricultural implement and furniture manufacture.
A. J. Stephens
File contains a biographical article with illustrations about A. J. Stephens (ca. 1889-1980), millionaire owner of the Basswood estate near Liberty, Missouri. Manufacturer of rubber at Truman and Chestnut...
A Kansas City Version of the Ring and the Book
Illustrations and article about the history of the Irving-Pitt Manufacturing Company founded by promoter Junius Irving and inventor William Pitt and manufacturing spiral-ring notebooks in Kansas City (Pitt's...
A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo.
Biographical sketch of Thomas Pemberton, Sr. "of Fort Osage township," Jackson County, Missouri. Born in Georgia in 1827 and moving to Sibley, Missouri about 1850 as a brick manufacturer and farmer.
A Portfolio of Local Inventors
Illustrations and descriptions of local inventors and their inventions from the late 19th and early 20th centuries including suspenders developed by firefighter George Hale for carrying "more than 100...
A Regal Plastic Move: The 15-Year-Old Firm Now at 1725 Holmes
News of the move of the Regal Plastic Company from 2800 East 14th Street to 1700 Holmes Street.
A Roof over Their Heads
Article about the canvases and related military fabric production done in Kansas City for the war effort.
A Successful Exposition
Description and photos about the "second Manufacturers' Exposition. ..even a greater success than the first."
A Tenant Buys at Ninth and Broadway: Fox Manufacturing Company Gets Title to 55,000 Square Feet
Photo, caption, and article about the purchase of three separate buildings at 9th and Broadway Boulevard to be occupied by the Fox Manufacturing Company.
A Young Kansas City Institution Writes One of America's Outstanding Success Stories: Locke Stove Co. ..
Photo and text of the space heater manufacturing company founded in 1940.
Air Age Here: Kansas City to Be One of World's Leading Aviation Centers
Photo and article about the transcontinental passenger service here.
Aircraft Accessories Corporation
Aireon Manufacturing Company
Photo and bio of Albert Peet, general manager of the "Peet Brothers Manufacturing Company," born in Cleveland in 1871.
An Annual Fee: The Necessity for the Yearly Holding of the Manufacturers Exposition
Article arguing in favor of the exposition's relevance and continuation.
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