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Lynch Corporation collection

Identifier: L521

Scope and Contents

This collection includes printed legal documents with annotations, such as briefs, judgements, testimony, and exhibits, from the case, United States vs. Hartford-Empire Company et al., to which Lynch Corporation was a party, first brought before the Ohio District Court and then the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., ranging from 1942 to 1945, regarding an antitrust action.


  • 1942-1945


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Administrative History

The Lynch Corporation was a manufacturing company, incorporated in 1928 to take over two predecessor companies, The Lynch Glass Machinery Company (founded in 1917) and a sales and engineering company. In 1934, Lynch moved its headquarters from Columbus, Ohio to Anderson, Indiana. From 1933 to 1984, it purchased a number of other companies, adding numerous other products. Among its operations were manufacturing glass containers, automotive parts, wrapping machines and specialized machinery, all serving food industries. It also became involved in phonographs in 1960 and telecommunications in 1989. It is now known as the LGL Group and is incorporated under the laws of the state of Delaware.

In 1939, the Lynch Corporation was taken to court as part of a much larger antitrust action. The case was argued during 1941-1942, then appealed by the Hartford-Empire Company, et al. The case was sent to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1943.


"Lynch Corporation." Reference for Business. Accessed June 10, 2015.

The LGL Group, Inc. "History." Accessed June 10, 2015.


1 Cubic Feet (3 manuscript boxes)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from John Knidelik.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1998/05/12 by Andrea Bean Hough. EAD finding aid created 2015/06/10 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid revised 2015/08/06 by Brittany Kropf.


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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.