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Disposor Corporation album

Accession 2013.258

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
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Finding aid prepared by Laurie Rizzo, 2013.

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[Description and dates], Box/folder number, Disposor Corporation album (Accession 2013.258), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Disposor Corporation album
Dates: circa 1930s
Accession Number: 2013.258
Creator: Baker, Eric J.; Disposor Corporation.
Extent: 1 item
Physical Description: 1 album : black leather, with gold lettering on cover. 14 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. on linen backing. The photographs have been unbound for preservation. Album cover has been retained with the collection. Six photographs are missing from the album.
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: The Disposor Corporation was the sales agent for the General Fan Corporation of New York City in the 1930s. This collection consists of fourteen photographs of the General Fan Corporation's various mechanical products (ventilation and cooling units) on display at exhibits or installed in businesses, including a ship and restaurants. The album was put together by the Disposor Corporation for sales purposes.
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Administrative Information


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Historical Note

The Disposor Corporation was incorporated on July 17, 1933. It is a foreign business coroporation with headquarters in New York, New York. The Disposor Corporation was the sales agent for the General Fan Corporation of New York City in the 1930s. Ernst Glantzberg (?-1936) was the President of General Fan Corporation which manufactured the Typhoon fan and other significant heating, ventilating and cooling units.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of fourteen photographs of various mechanical units (ventilating and cooling) on display at exhibits or installed in businesses, including a ship and restaurants. These images were put together by Disposor Corporation into a sales album. The album also includes images of various styles of grilles that the General Fan Corporation offered and three charts of various product specifications and prices.

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

Box Folder
1 1 Disposor booth at National Hotel Exposition, Grand Central Palace, New York City, 1932 November; 1 photographic print : b&w; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 1 5' Conditionaire unit, stainless steel blades, circa 1930s; 1 photographic print : b&w; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 1 Clyde-Mallory Liner "Cherokee," showing 5' unit ventilating gallery - replacing conventional type blower showing in foreground, circa 1930s; 1 photographic print : b&w; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 1 Showing 5' galley unit and 3' unit mounted horizontally in hatch ventilating salon and stairway, circa 1930s; 1 photographic print : b&w; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 1 3' unit mounted horizontally in hatch ventilating inside staterooms, circa 1930s; 1 photographic print : b&w; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 1 4' unit cooling and ventilating - Arnold's Restaurant, 14 Thomas Street, New York City, circa 1930s; 1 photographic print : b&w; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 1 2.5' unit ventilating Budd's Chop House, 18 East 33rd Street, New York City, circa 1930s; 1 photographic print : b&w; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 1 Michel's Restaurant, 346 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, circa 1930s; 1 photographic print : b&w; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 1 Cobb-Macey Dhme, Inc., 412 Broadway, New York City, circa 1930s; 1 photographic print : b&w; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 1 Ten styles of grilles, showing various designs, circa 1930s; 2 photographic prints : b&w; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 1 Three charts of Conditionaire exhaust unit specifications and prices, circa 1930s; 3 photographic prints : b&w; 8 x 10 in.