Birdsell Manufacturing Company colletion
Scope and Contents
- circa 1888-1965
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Conditions Governing Use
At the turn of the twentieth century, the internal combustion engine and changing farm practices would mean hard times for the company. After years of decline and the stock market crash in 1929, the company continued to struggle on until September 15, 1938 when a massive fire broke out in the factory destroying the entire building. The company was reorganized as the Birdsell Corporation focusing on promoting a new washing machine with a water flex system. The design flopped and in 1965, the Board of Directors voted to liquidate the corporation and sell off the remaining equipment.
Source: Birdsell, R. (1994). Birdsell: The Invention, The Family, The Company. Retrieved February 20, 2013, from Center for History: Birdsell Clover Huller Company: http://centerforhistory.org.
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