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Frick Company Collection, 1860-1960

Creator:
Frick Company, George (Waynesboro, Pa.)
Collector:
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Company founder:
Frick, George 1826-1892
Physical description:
3.5 cu. ft.; 2 vols.;
9 boxes
Type:
Scrapbooks
Collection descriptions
Account books
Purchasing records
Payrolls
Clippings
Commercial correspondence
Photographs
Date:
1860
1860-1960
1840-1990
20th century
Notes:
The Frick Company of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania was founded by George Frick in 1853. It initially manufactured steam engines, later diversifying into harvesting machinery and other equipment. In 1882, Frick began to produce refrigerating equipment, for which it eventually became best known.
Summary:
Ledger account books of Frick Co. financial operations, including purchasing records and payrolls; scrapbooks of newspaper clippings; voluminous hand-written business correspondence; and miscellaneous company publications, including historical summaries of its operations and products and the founder's biography.
Photographs: Depict Frick ice plant in Japan; also Frick equipment in NMAH.
Cite as:
Frick Company Collection, 1860-1960, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Refrigeration and refrigerating machinery
Steam-engines
Harvesting machinery
Engineers
Local number:
246881 (NMAH Acc.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use onsite
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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