1952 Farm Implement Dealer Ad

July 24th, 2007 admin
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Here’s a Kelly Supply Co. ad sent to Farm Implement dealers in 1952, featuring Gates Rubber Company Farm Implement Belts.

In an area as expansive as the Kelly Supply trading area, stretching almost a thousand miles east and west, there’s really no place for specialists, especially when the total population of that …

Gates Rubber Company – A Corporation History

July 24th, 2007 admin
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Facts About Gates

When Charles Gates, Sr. bought The Colorado Tire and Leather Company in 1911 for $3,500, little did he know his small shop in Denver would evolve into a leading rubber products company. Colorado Tire and Leather made a single product, the Durable Tread, a steel-studded band of …

1926 Kelly Supply Product Showroom

July 24th, 2007 admin
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In 1926 our product showroom featured the latest in plumbing fixtures. We’ve managed to track down a piece or two from this era and will publish photos in an upcoming post.

Some items of interest:

Claw foot bath tub – Although it’s …

Touring the High Tech Toilets of Japan (Toto)

July 20th, 2007 admin
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From Yahoo! Tech, Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:33AM EDT

What will you think of me when I tell you that the most fascinating thing about Tokyo, where I’m spending the week, is its toilets? No, it’s not some weird personal fetish. Japan is a country that’s made an experience out of going to the bathroom. …

Ridge Tool: Project Profile

July 20th, 2007 admin
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California Contractor Expands Business & Saves Customers Money By Using The RIDGID® SeekTech®SR-20 Utility Locator

When Moreno Valley Unified School District decided to construct outdoor covered cafeterias called “lunch shelters” at its schools, the supervisor for maintenance and operations suggested first hiring a contractor to locate utility lines. He believed that locating lines in advance would save the district a significant …

Delta’s New Pull-Down Faucet

July 20th, 2007 admin
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From Delta: With an innovative magnetic closure, the Allora™ pull-down faucet by Delta® provides added functionality and a clean look in today’s hard-working kitchens.

Have you ever noticed that many pull-down faucet spray wands don’t fit securely in place? You can avoid the dreaded “droop” with the new Allora™ pull-down faucet by Delta®. …

Wheatland Tube Company: A History

July 20th, 2007 admin
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Wheatland Tube Company has been a part of the American industrial landscape for more than a century, providing quality pipe and tube products since 1877. As one of the oldest and largest manufacturers of continuous weld and electric weld tube products, Wheatland continues to set the standard for the pipe and tube industry….

Loctite: Company Overview

July 20th, 2007 admin
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“Loctite” made it’s debut in 1956.

Loctite Corporation began in a Hartford basement in 1953 as the entrepreneurial endeavour of a Trinity College chemistry professor and his son. Back then, the fledgling adhesives firm was called The American Sealants Company. Its founders had only one product – a unique liquid bonding resin …

Band-It Clamping Experts Help Exhaust and Airbag Manufacturers keep it together

July 20th, 2007 admin
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Exhaust and Airbag Manufacturers discover the benefits of superior clamping system!!!

Leading exhaust and airbag manufacturers have turned to BAND-IT-IDEX, Inc. for their fastening and attachment needs. BAND-IT Tie-Lok® and Junior® stainless steel clamping systems replace welds on exhaust heat shields solving the “pings and pops”, rattles and warranty issues caused when attachment welds …

Ingersoll-Rand: Some fun historical facts

July 19th, 2007 admin
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1871 – Simon Ingersoll patented his tripod-mounted, steampowered rock drill, which enabled users to achieve a more consistent direction while drilling. A year later, brothers Addison and Jasper Rand, who had left their family’s buggy-whip company to develop rock drills, incorporated their business. In 1905, the two businesses formed from the Ingersoll and Rand …

Diamond Chain Company – On the Job

July 19th, 2007 admin
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Diamond Provides Solutions to Pitney Bowes – Pitney Bowes Inc. is a $4.1 billion global provider of integrated mail and document management solutions headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut. (Full Story)

Diamond Chain Top …

CDS-John Blue: The Strong Reputation of Two Companies United as One

July 19th, 2007 admin
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On September 30, 2000, a new company was formed. It was the beginning of CDS-John Blue Company. The combination of two well known agriculturally oriented pump companies serving the needs of growers throughout the world.

The History, The Legacy.

1886 – More than 120 years ago in North Carolina, John Blue Company began forging a …

March 1945 Kelly Supply Co. Sales Bulletin

July 19th, 2007 admin
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1920’s Kelly Co. petroleum product ad card

July 19th, 2007 admin
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Exact date unknown.

Actual card measures approximately 6″ x 3.25″

1903 – The First Kelly Co. Ledger and Transaction

July 19th, 2007 admin
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Hand written ledger featuring the first transaction ever at Kelly Supply for a total of $5.35, dated July 9, 1903

My, how things have changed: This is VENTURE, our fully automated business engine. No pencil necessary.

1934 – Sanitary Sewer Project, part II

July 19th, 2007 admin
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(Part one can be found here)

Another photo from the 1934 sanitary sewer system project, a large scale construction job in Grand Island, Nebraska.

It’s worth noting the very impressive size of the crew on this job…we count 47 people and almost as many hand …

New from SPEARS – Class 125 IPS Large Diameter Molded Fittings

July 18th, 2007 admin
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Spears® new line of injection molded Class 125 IPS 10″ & 12″ fi ttings provide excellent fl ow characteristics in a smooth compact design. Engineered for optimum strength and improved performance, these fi ttings are the best molded Class 125 Fittings in the industry.

Excellent for Agriculture, Irrigation, Aquaculture and many other applications.

Features:
• High …

Global Air King – New from Dixon!

July 18th, 2007 admin
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Global Air King couplings are recommended for use on air lines for pneumatic equipment.

Features:
The maximum recommended working pressure for Dixon Air King universal couplings is up to 150 PSI at ambient temperature (70°F). Recommendations are based on the standard Natural Rubber Washer, AWR4.

Connection:
Connections are made by …

Gates Industrial Power Transmission Products Now Shipping From Northeast U.S. Warehouse Location

July 18th, 2007 admin
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April 5, 2007 – Gates Industrial Power Transmission products are now available to authorized Gates distributors through its new service center in Bellmawr, New Jersey. Gates is now shipping its V-belts, synchronous belts and other Gates drive system components with standard next day delivery from Bellmawr to the northeast region of the United States….

AnvilStar Launches New Flexible Tri-Flex Loop (fire protection)

July 18th, 2007 admin
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Most Comprehensive, Reliable Protection from Story Drift

PORTSMOUTH, NH, February 2, 2007 – AnvilStar™ a division of Anvil® International, the most complete manufacturer of domestic and globally sourced products for piping systems, announces their new flexible Tri-Flex Loop® fire protection product. The Tri-Flex Loop is designed to move independently from the building, protecting fire protection …

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