Business CollectionsAHRENS-FOX FIRE ENGINE COMPANY
Cincinnati-based company that produced steam-powered fire engines.
BALDWIN-LIMA-HAMILTON CORPORATION RECORDS
Creator of stationary/marine diesel and steam engines and locomotive diesel engines, including submarine engines, power plants, Liberty Ships, and Lima-Hamilton locomotives.
BAKER ART GALLERY
P 51/NN 5/E 52
Established in the 1870s, the Baker Art Gallery soon became the most important photographic studio in Columbus and was widely recognized nationally.
BUCKEYE STEEL CASTINGS
MSS 662/MIC 129/P 192
With its roots in an 1880s iron foundry located on the south side of Columbus, Buckeye Steel Castings went on to become one of the country's major suppliers of steel castings to the railroads of the 1900s and beyond.
CENTRAL OHIO TRANSIT AUTHORITY (COTA)
Founded as a public-operated entity in 1972, COTA had its roots in various privately owned companies that are documented in this collection.
CHAMPION BRIDGE COMPANY
Founded in 1871, the Champion Bridge Company was an early creator of wrought iron bridge works and built bridges from Ohio to Florida through the 1980s.
CRESCENT SILVER COMPANY OF CINCINNATI
A rare view of an 1870s-era silver mine, located in the Colorado Territory and owned by businessmen of Cincinnati.
CURTIS-SEEBERGER FAMILY PAPERS
Includes the business records of Charles Seeberger, the inventor of the escalator.
DOMINION EAST OHIO GAS COMPANY
YHS MSS 0164
The East Ohio Gas Company was incorporated in 1898 and continues to serve Northeastern Ohio in the 21st Century.
DONALDSON BAKING COMPANY
The Donaldson Baking Company was the result of the merging of several Ohio baking companies in 1949.
DUNZWEILER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
Incorporated in 1917 for general contracting work, the Zanesville-based Dunzweiler Company constructed a section of the National Road, the Roseville and Ohio potteries, and various churches, banks and schools.
HUMPHREYS/TITSWORTH FAMILY PAPERS
A collection documenting the medical and surgical partnership of Frank Humphreys and Dr. A.W. Titsworth, 1893-1931.
JEFFREY MANUFACTURING COMPANY
The Jeffrey Mining Manufacturing Company, established in 1877 by Joseph Andrew Jeffrey to produce the first power-driven coal cutter used in America, remained one of the largest family-run businesses in Columbus until the mid-1970s.
LAZARUS FAMILY PAPERS
The Lazarus Family founded the F. & R. Lazarus & Company in the mid- 1800s and Lazarus Department Stores became a mainstay in Ohio in the 20th Century.
LEFFEL, JAMES & COMPANY
In the 1860s, inventor and businessman James Leffel designed and built the double turbine water wheel and formed the James Leffel & Company to promote the product.
Carl Strandlund founded the Lustron Corporation in the mid-1940s to develop prefabricated houses out of baked enamel steel.
ROSEVILLE POTTERY COMPANY
MSS 708/P 68/ P 69
Incorporated in 1892 and based in Zanesville, the Roseville Pottery Company was renowned for its clay-based products.
SENECA MOTORCAR COMPANY
Organized in 1917 in Fostoria, this early automobile manufacturer produced cars largely for overseas buyers until 1924.
UNITED STATES POTTERS ASSOCIATION (USPA) RECORDS
The USPA was formed in 1875 at the first national convention of the manufacturing potters in the United States.
WHITE CASTLE SYSTEM, INC.
MSS 991/ P 394
White Castle pioneered the fast food hamburger chain concept in the 1920s, and continues as a leader in the field today.
YOUNGSTOWN SHEET & TUBE
The Youngstown Sheet & Tube Company was organized in 1900 to manufacture and sell sheet iron and steel products.
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