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C.J. Anderson MC Controller Brochure from 1917

C.J. Anderson MC Controller Brochure from 1917

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

You just have to love these old vintage advertising bulletins. This one sent to me by a collector on the east cost the Type MC Controller was one of the first “simple” controllers on the market. Used for hand rope, hand wheel or car switch they were the bomb back in the day. What’s cool about the bulletin is that while the MC Controller is no longer available C.J. Anderson still offers replacement carbons, coppers and they can also rebuild the dashpot. Check out the pricing on the second insert page and you’ll see that the most expensive option was for a 40hp motor running on 110vac was only $316.00 however back in 1917 that was a lot of money. ¬†One dollar back then was the equivalent of $17.10 and some of the locations C.J. Anderson controllers were installed were in Chicago, NY, Milwaukee, San Francisco, and Indianapolis. Pretty much anywhere a metropolitan city was growing upwards you could find elevator companies like C.J. Anderson helping them build towards the clouds.


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Photos of Cool Old Elevator

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

These photos were sent to me and are from the Kohler Headquarters in Wisconsin. If you don’t know about the history of Kohler it’s quite interesting. ¬†Click on the following link to learn more.

In addition to Kohler being a pioneer in plumbing fixtures they now have branched out into four separate business groups. Amazing to imagine how popular an enamel iron hog scalder became as it was turned into a bathtub.

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