Astoria Iron Works Records, 1880-1930  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Astoria Iron Works
Title
Astoria Iron Works Records
Dates
1880-1930 (inclusive)
Quantity
3.3 cubic feet, (5 boxes and 9 oversize ledgers)
Collection Number
MS-005
Summary
This collection contains the business records of Astoria Iron Works, a prominent canning machinery company started in 1881 in Astoria, Oregon.
Repository
Tacoma Public Library Northwest Room, Special Collections & Archives
1102 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA
98402
Telephone: 253-292-2001
nwr@tacomalibrary.org
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English


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

Preferred Citation

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--Oregon
  • 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.)