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The Resource Fort Wayne Electric Company collection

Fort Wayne Electric Company collection

Label
Fort Wayne Electric Company collection, 1888-1891
Title
Fort Wayne Electric Company collection
Inclusive dates
1888-1891
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes typeset documents from the Fort Wayne Electric Company in Fort Wayne, Indiana ranging from 1889-1891 regarding purchasers of two types of electric systems
Biographical or historical data
The Jenney Electric Light Company (headed by Ronald T. McDonald) was formed in Fort Wayne, Indiana in November 1881, based on an electric arc lamp and dynamo invented by James A. Jenney. In 1888, the Thomson - Houston Company obtained a controlling interest and renamed the company as the Fort Wayne Electric Company. It manufactured several lighting systems, including the "Wood", which produced electric arc lighting and "Slattery", which was an induction system of alternating electric incandescent lighting. In 1893, the company went into receivership, and its shares were purchased in that year by the Fort Wayne Electric Corporation, also headed by McDonald. In 1899, the Fort Wayne Electric Works purchased the company, and it eventually merged with General Electric in 1911."Fort Wayne Electric Company". Beatty, John D., ed. (v. 1). History of Fort Wayne & Allen County, Indiana, 1700-2005. Evansville,IN: M.T. Publishing Company, Inc., 2006. Print. ISLI "Fort Wayne Electric Works". Vintage Machinery. Retrieved 2014/12/24. http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=3303
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fort Wayne Electric Company
  • Electric industries
  • Financial statements
  • Fort Wayne (Ind.)
Label
Fort Wayne Electric Company collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2046
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2014/12/24 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/12/24 by Edythe Huffman
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20384976
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from B. and B. Wrecking Company on 1968/10/10.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn905860037
  • (OCoLC)905860037
Terms 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.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
Fort Wayne Electric Company collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2046
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2014/12/24 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/12/24 by Edythe Huffman
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20384976
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from B. and B. Wrecking Company on 1968/10/10.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn905860037
  • (OCoLC)905860037
Terms 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.
Type of unit
1 folder

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