This collection consists of four folders containing newspaper clippings, newspapers, industrial publications and a stock certificate book related to the Youngstown Welding and Engineering Company, also known as Weldco. A related collection is the Charles G. Watson Papers. Mr. Watson was the President of the Youngstown Welding and Engineering Company from 1937 to 1958. Researchers interested in Mr. Watson's career and professional life would want to consult that collection.
Youngstown Welding and Engineering was also referred to as Weldco, a name for the line of equipment it produced. The Youngstown Welding and Engineering Company was initially established to weld machinery and other equipment. Founded by Walter D. McKay on April 1, 1912 this company soon expanded, becoming an authority in the welding field. Ultimately, the Youngstown Welding and Engineering Company became designers, builders, and fabricators of standard and specialized steel equipment. The company quickly grew from its small 600 square foot building in 1912 to its 1940's location at 3700 Oakwood Avenue in Youngstown, Ohio which was 67,000 square feet in size. It was best known for its production of welded steel transformer boxes, corrosion resistant products and war-time material for the United States Navy during World War II. Youngstown Welding and Engineering earned many awards for its innovations and quality products during WWII.
Series 1 Newspaper Clippings
There are twenty one newspaper clippings relating to the Youngstown Welding and Engineering Company.
Series 2 Pamphlets and Publications
There are twenty five publications, pamphlets, price lists and various advertisements which were designed by the company.
Series 3 Stock Certificate Book
This booklet contains stock certificates for the Youngstown Welding and Engineering Company.
Series 4 Petition
Petition protesting the awarding, by the United States Department of the Navy, of the contract for the manufacture of Torpedo Tubes to the Vickers Company of Canada.
The Ohio Historical Society acquired this collection from Mr. Lee Stamp on May 15, 1995. Marcelle R. Wilson processed the collection in 1996. The Ohio Historical Society owns the property rights of the collection. What rights the donor possessed in this collection have been dedicated to the public. This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the Ohio Historical Society. Researchers are requested to cite the collection name, the collection number, the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor, and the Ohio Historical Society in all footnote and bibliographic references. Marcelle R. Wilson, February 15, 1996.
Watson, Charles G.
World War II
Youngstown Welding and Engineering Company
Newspaper clippings concerning the Youngstown Welding and Engineering Company. Subjects include war industry, awards for production during World War II, the new Wickliffe Plant, and new processes.
Weldco publications, pamphlets, advertisements, price lists and other related and miscellaneous technical material.
A stock certificate book containing stocks for the Youngstown Welding Company.
A petition to protest the awarding, by the United States Navy, for the contract for the manufacture of torpedo tubes to the Vickers Company of Canada.