Astoria Iron Works Records, 1880-1930 PDF
- Astoria Iron Works
- Astoria Iron Works Records
- 1880-1930 (inclusive)18801930
- 3.3 cubic feet, (5 boxes and 9 oversize ledgers)
- Collection Number
- This collection contains the business records of Astoria Iron Works, a prominent canning machinery company started in 1881 in Astoria, Oregon.
- Tacoma Public Library Northwest Room, Special Collections & Archives
1102 Tacoma Avenue South
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Astoria Iron Works was a prominent canning machinery company started in 1881 in Astoria, Oregon by John Fox. In 1906 he was joined in the venture by Nelson Troyer, formerly associated with the American Can Company at Astoria and Portland, Oregon. In 1913 the company opened a large factory in Seattle and became the Seattle-Astoria Iron Works. In 1928 the name changed to the Troyer-Fox Manufacturing Company and the company was bought by the Continental Can Company, Inc. In 1932, Troyer-Fox Manufacturing Company and the Continental Can Company, Inc. of Washington were both dissolved and their assets taken over by the Continental Can Company, Inc. of New York.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Collection includes financial and tax records, legal documents, lists of stock holders, audit reports, and correspondence primarily regarding the dissolution of the Troyer-Fox Manufacturing Company and the Continental Can Company, Inc. of Washington.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Astoria Iron Works Records; MS-005 ; box [ ]; Northwest Room Special Collections, Tacoma Public Library, Tacoma, WA.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- Canned foods industry
- Canneries--Washington (State)
- Foundries--Washington (State)--Seattle
- Personal Names :
- Fox, John
- Troyer, Nelson
- Corporate Names :
- Astoria Iron Works
- Continental Can Company, inc.
- Seattle-Astoria Iron Works
- Troyer-Fox Manufacturing Company
- Geographical Names :
- Astoria (Or.)
- Seattle (Wash.)