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    Frick Company Collection, 1860-1960.
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    Frick Company, George (Waynesboro, Pa.) (creator).
    Frick Company Collection, 1860-1960.
    Phy. Description: 
    3.5 cu. ft.; 2 vols.;
    9 boxes.
    Digital Reference: 
    Finding aid
    Bio / His Notes: 
    The Frick Company of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania was founded by George Frick in 1853. It initially manufactured steam engines, later diversifying into harvesting machinery and other equipment. In 1882, Frick began to produce refrigerating equipment, for which it eventually became best known.
    Photographs: Depict Frick ice plant in Japan; also Frick equipment in NMAH.
    Scope and Content: 
    Ledger account books of Frick Co. financial operations, including purchasing records and payrolls; scrapbooks of newspaper clippings; voluminous hand-written business correspondence; and miscellaneous company publications, including historical summaries of its operations and products and the founder's biography.
    4 series: 1) Publications, 1913-1960; 2) Photographs; 3) Correspondence, 1860-1917; 4) Company History, 1877-1930s.
    Transferred from the Division of Engineering and Industry, 1988/02/11 (Object Disposition Record dated 02/17, signed 02/25). Original source and circumstances of acquisition available in Record Files, Office of Registrar.
    Finding aids: 
    Register by Don Darroch linked online to this record.
    Register with Container List available from repository. Folder-level description.
    Cite as: 
    Frick Company Collection, 1860-1960, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
    Unrestricted research use onsite.
    No known usage or copyright restrictions on this collection, but the Archives Center cannot guarantee that material is suitable for publication. Reproduction fees are charged. Reproduction permission from Archives Center.
    Refrigeration and refrigerating machinery -- 1860-1960
    Harvesting machinery
    Frick, George, 1826-1892 (company founder).
    Form / Genre: 
    Scrapbooks -- 1840-1990
    Account books
    Purchasing records
    Commercial correspondence
    Photographs -- 20th century
    Repository Loc: 
    Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, Suite 1100, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453.
    Local Number: 
    246881 (NMAH Acc.)
    Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI (collector).
    Item Information
    RepositoryCall No. 
    Archives Center at American HistoryACNMAH 0293Add Copy to MyList

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