Arthur B. Pracna papers, 1902-1921  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Pracna, Arthur B.
Arthur B. Pracna papers
1902-1921 (inclusive)
5 linear feet
Collection Number
0024 (Accession No. 0024-001)
Papers of an engineer
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Arthur B. Pracna was an architect who specialized in lumber and shingle mills in the Pacific Northwest during the early twentieth century. He was born in Minnesota in 1878 and began his business in Everett, Washington in 1902. He continued to work and live in the Seattle area until his death in 1948. He also designed and patented a swivel band-saw guide for use in these mills.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, documents, journal.

Letters of recommendation, specifications, agreements, ledgers and journal relating to the work of an Everett designer.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Industrial design
  • Lumbering--Machinery
  • Milling machinery
  • Mills and mill-work--Washington (State)
  • Planing-mills--Northwest, Pacific--Design and construction
  • Personal Names :
  • Pracna, Arthur B.--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Canyon Lumber Company (Everett, Wash.) (creator)
    • Clark-Nickerson Lumber Company (Everett, Wash.) (creator)
    • Fraser River Saw Mills, Ltd. (B.C.) (creator)
    • Weyerhaeuser Timber Company (creator)