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W. Stewart Allmond, 1969 June 10, July 3

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 31
Accession: 1970-370


  • Creation: 1969 June 10
  • Creation: July 3


Biographical Note

William Stewart Allmond (1891-1973) grew up in Newark and Wilmington, Delaware, and educated in mechanical engineering at Delaware College, later the University of Delaware. He eventually became the vice president of Lobdell Car Wheel Company, the family business on his mother's side.

Scope and Content

Interviewers: John Scafidi and Faith Pizor in Newark, Delaware

Allmond's interviews detail the work environment at the Wilmington plant site in the early 1900s until the 1940s; various markets for car wheels; the expansion of the company and acquisition of Morton Poole Company and Nazel Engineering Works; and the effects of the Great Depression on Lobdell, which led to the company's purchase by Walter Lippincott and the United Engineering and Foundry Company in the late 1940s.

General Physical Description note

1 sound tape reel : 3.75 ips. TRT 2:53:49.


Box 2, Reel 31

Existence and Location of Copies

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From the Collection: 5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA