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Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies maps and plans

Accession 2087

Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
askhagley@hagley.org

Finding aid prepared by Clayton J. Ruminski, 2019.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2019-01-16T08:57-0500

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Cite items for this collection in the following format:
[Description and dates], Box/folder number, Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies maps and plans (Accession 2087), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies maps and plans
Dates: 1893-1942
Accession Number: 2087
Creator: Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies.
Extent: 70 items
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Abstract: The Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies comprised twenty-eight mutual insurance firms that specialized in industrial fire insurance. The collection consists of seventy original hand-colored plans and maps primarily depicting textile mills, paper products factories and foundries in New England and New York.
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Administrative Information


Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

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Historical Note

The Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies comprised twenty-eight mutual insurance firms that specialized in industrial fire insurance. The oldest such firm was founded in Providence, R.I., in 1835, and the organization spread outward from the New England textile industry to cover a wide range of industrial firms throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Associated Companies maintained a central testing laboratory for testing and accrediting fire control apparatus and electrical equipment, as well as centralized engineering and appraisal departments. The Plan Division produced and distributed fire insurance maps and plans of individual insured properties.

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Scope and Content

The collection consists of seventy original hand-colored plans and maps. Most are single sheets, approximately 21" x 26" containing a site plan and axonometric drawing with materials denoted by a watercolor wash. The sheets also contain a printed synopsis of the plant and available fire protection systems. The subjects are primarily textile mills, paper products factories and foundries in New England and New York. About a quarter of the sheets are maps of urban water-main systems in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. One sheet is a panorama of the New Jersey Zinc Company's West Plant at Palmerton, Pa.

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Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

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1 Aluminum Company of America, "Niagara Works No. 2," Niagara Falls, N.Y., 1909
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1 American Can Co., New Castle, Pa., 1939
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1 American Engineering Co. (Foundry and machine shop), Philadelphia, Pa., 1913
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1 American Hair Cloth Co., Central Falls, R.I., 1899
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1 American Writing Paper Co., "Beebe & Holbrook Co. & Wauregan Paper Co. Divisions," Holyoke, Mass., 1914
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1 American Writing Paper Co., "Mt. Tom Paper Co. Division" and "Nonotuck Paper Co. Division," Holyoke, Mass., 1914
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1 American Writing Paper Co., "Riverside Paper Co. Division, Nos. 1, 2, and 3 Mills," Holyoke, Mass., 1912
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1 Badger (Arthur C.) Metal Products Co., Roxbury, Mass., 1926
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1 Bancroft (Joseph) & Sons, Inc., Wilmington, Del., 1924
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1 Barnes (Walter S.) & Son, Inc. (paper boxes), Boston, Mass., 1918
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1 Belleville Warehouse Co. (Cotton warehouse), New Bedford, Mass., 1917
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1 Borgenicht Co. (Cloth working), Scranton, Pa., 1922
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1 Borough of Brooklyn, N.Y., High pressure Fire System, 1914
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1 Canadian Colored Cotton Mills Co., Ltd., Dundas, Ont., 1895
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1 Corticelli Silk Co., Leeds, Mass., 1926
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1 Cooper-Kenworthy, Inc. (Mercerizing plant), Providence, R.I., 1919
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1 Critchley (Vernon), "Fremont Street Plant," Worcester, Mass., 1917
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1 Davey (E. H.) Company (Board mill), Bloomfield, N.J., 1912
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1 Eastman (George), (Offices and warehouse - formerly Cluett, Peabody & Co., Collar finishing plant), Rochester, N.Y., 1907
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1 Ford Manufacturing Co. (Knitting), Waterford, N.Y., 1926
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1 The Fyr-Fyter Co., Dayton, Ohio, 1939
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1 General Banking Co., Canton, Ohio, 1920
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1 Gilbert (George H.) Manufacturing Co. (Worsted yarn mills), Gilbertville, Mass., 1918
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1 Grinnell (Brothers) (Wood working), Holly, Mich., 1926
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1 Grosvenordale Co. (Cotton mill), East Providence, R.I., 1893
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1 Hoyt Brothers, Inc. (Pharmaceuticals-The Ferris Brothers Co.-garments/tenants), Newark, N.J., 1932
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1 Interlaken Mills (Cotton), Harris, R.I., 1932
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1 Joslin Mfg. Co., "Merino Mills" (Cotton), Providence, R.I., 1905
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1 Knowlton (M. D.) Company (Machine shop), Rochester, N.Y., 1937
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1 Leader Weaving Co. (Silk mill), Central Falls, R.I., 1923
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1 Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co. (Philadelphia Metal Drying Form Co., tenant), Philadelphia, Pa., 1942
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1 McCaskey Register Company (Printing plant), Alliance, Ohio, 1927
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1 Manchaug Co., "Mill No. 3" (Cotton mill), Manchaug, Mass., 1913
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1 Merrill Hosiery Co., Hornell, N.Y., 1923
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1 Montgomery Building Company, Inc. (Theater and office building), Spartanburg, S.C., 1925
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JJ.1.4.8 New Jersey Zinc Company of Pennsylvania, "West Plant," Palmerton, Pa., 1913
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1 Oakbrook Hosiery Mills, Inc. (Silk), Reading, Pa., 1935
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1 Peace Dale Braiding Co., Peace Dale, R.I. and Columbia Narrow Fabric Co., Shannock, R.I., 1924
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1 Penn Metal Co. (Metal working), Cambridge, Mass., 1934
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1 Providence Dyeing, Bleaching & Calendaring Co., "Valley Bleaching," Providence, R.I., 1923
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1 Public Water System, Allentown, Pa., 1916
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1 Public Water Works, Auburn, N.Y., 1895
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1 Public Water System, Auburn, N.Y., 1914
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1 Public Water System, Canajoharie, N.Y., 1928
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1 Public Water System, Herkimer, N.Y., 1929
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1 Public Water System, Jamestown, N.Y., 1927
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1 Public Water System, Niagara Falls, N.Y., 1926
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1 Public Water Systems, Northeastern, N.J., 3 sheets (Paterson-Clifton-Passaic; Newark-Bloomfield-The Ornages; Lodi-Hackensack-Teaneck-Fort Lee), 1922
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1 Public Water System, Paterson, N.J., 1914, 1921
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1 Public Water System, Seneca Falls, N.Y., 1898
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1 Public Water System, Utica, N.Y., 1914
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1 Public Water System, Ware, Mass., 1926
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1 Public Water System, Wilmington, Del., 1916
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1 Quissett Mill (Cotton yarn), New Bedford, Mass., 1912
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1 Rogers (William A.), Ltd. (Metal working), Niagara Falls, N.Y., 1922
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1 Shoe Lace Company, Ltd., "Dyerville (Cotton) Mill," Providence, R.I., 1924
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1 Smith (H. B.) Company, "South Side Works" (Foundry), Westfield, Mass., 1925
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1 Taber Mill (Silk and cotton), New Bedford, Mass., 1912
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1 Traders Paper Board Co., Bogota, N.J., 1908
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1 Trustees of the Massachusetts Automobile Club Trust (Garage), Boston, Mass., 1923
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1 U.S. Gutta Percha Paint Co., Providence, R.I., 1924
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1 United Lace & Braid Manufacturing Co., Auburn, R.I., 1919
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1 United Shoe Machinery Corp. (Goodyear Bldg.-Boston Elevated Railway, former tenant), Boston, Mass., 1930
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1 United States Rubber Co., Utica, N.Y., 1923
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1 Utica Water Works Co., Utica, N.Y., 1897
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1 Ward Baking Co., Providence, R.I., 1924
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1 Watt (George W.) Woolen Co., Norristown, Pa., 1925, 1932
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1 The Whitehead & Hoag Co. (Printing plant), Newark, N.J., 1938
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1 Wickwire Spencer Steel Corp., No. 2 Plant (Foundry), Worcester, Mass., 1920
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1 Winslow (Samuel) Skate Mfg. Co., Worcester, Mass., 1908