The Resource Cardwell Machine Company records

Cardwell Machine Company records

Label
Cardwell Machine Company records, 1853-1993
Title
Cardwell Machine Company records
Inclusive dates
1853-1993
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Records, 1853-1993, of the Cardwell Machine Company of Richmond, Virginia, including advertising materials, appraisals and inventories, cashbooks, catalogs and price lists, contract books, correspondence, daybooks, mechanical drawings and illustrations, ephemera, ledgers, order books, patent records, payroll and time records, photographs, sales books and literature, and artifacts
  • Artifacts, including a wooden cutting machine, printing blocks, and a patent model for a barrel press, are housed in Special Collections
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
The Cardwell Machine Company in Richmond, Virginia was formed in 1891 with the merger of H. W. Smith & Co. and John W. Cardwell & Co. Both firms manufactured farm implements. Following the merger, Cardwell Machine Company steadily increased its concentration on the tobacco processing and handling field, and became leaders in the manufacture of machinery for the separating, threshing, classifying, and screening of tobacco. The company also produced feed regulators, ordering and conditioning cylinders, sand reels, blenders, tie leaf cutters, tipping machines, belt conveyors, and quality control equipment. In 1963, the company moved to South Richmond. Cardwell was acquired by Arenco of Stockholm, Sweden in 1974, and became part of the Arenco Tobacco Machinery Group, and continued to design, fabricate, and ship their machinery to customers in North and South America and the Far East.
Cataloging source
VIC
Location of other archival material
See also: Cardwell Machine Company (Richmond, Va.) Records, 1861-1936 (Accession 37294).
Label
Cardwell Machine Company records
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi03738.xml
Note
Some of the volumes have been unbound and are stored in archival boxes, and some individual volumes are split between two boxes
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
  • 5.125
  • 121
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Cardwell Machine Company
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001684371
Type of unit
  • cu. ft. (12 boxes)
  • v.

Library Locations

    • Library of VirginiaBorrow it
      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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