R. D. COLE MANUFACTURING COMPANY (NEWNAN, GA.)
R.D. Cole Manufacturing Company records, 1886-1900

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

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rose.library@emory.edu

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: R. D. Cole Manufacturing Company (Newnan, Ga.)
Title: R.D. Cole Manufacturing Company records, 1886-1900
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 569
Extent: 8 oversized bound volumes (OBV)
Abstract:Business records of R.D. Cole Manufacturing Company in Newnan, Georgia.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Gift, 1977.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], R.D. Cole Manufacturing Company (Newnan, Ga.) records, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Collection Description

Historical Note

R.D. Cole Manufacturing Company, Newnan, Georgia, began in 1854 as Cole and Barnes, a saw mill. In 1877 the business moved to front the Atlanta and West Point Railroad. It produced saw-mills, corn mills, boilers, engines, and eventually became a manufacturer of steel, aluminum and alloy. The firm was the second largest water tower manufacturer in the United States in the 1890s. In 1968, Garver Tank and Manufacturing Company, a subsidiary of Union Tank Car Company (Chicago, Illlinois), bought the company.

R.D. Cole Manufacturing Company, Newnan, Georgia, began in 1854 as Cole and Barnes, a saw mill. In 1877 the business moved to front the Atlanta and West Point Railroad. It produced saw-mills, corn mills, boilers, engines, and eventually became a manufacturer of steel, aluminum and alloy. The firm was the second largest water tower manufacturer in the United States in the 1890s. In 1968, Garver Tank and Manufacturing Company, a subsidiary of Union Tank Car Company (Chicago, Illlinois), bought the company.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of business records of R.D. Cole Manufacturing Company, Newnan, Georgia, from 1886-1900. The records consist of ledgers (1892-1893; 1897-1900) with indexes, and journals (1886-1889; 1892-1893; and 1900).


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Box Folder Content
OBV1 - Ledger, 1892-1893
OBV2 - Ledger, 1897-1900
OBV3 - Journal, 1886-1887
OBV4 - Journal, 1888-1889
OBV5 - Journal, 1892-1893
OBV6 - Journal, 1900
OBV7 - Index [1]
OBV - Index [2]
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