Tylok Tube Fittings now available from Kelly Supply

August 29th, 2007 admin
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As Kelly Supply Company continues to deliver top quality products to our customers, it is with excitement that we announce the addition of Tylok to our line of tube fittings.

CBC-Lok Tube Fittings are designed to perform in a variety of applications that demand high performance. The CBC-Lok product line has been engineered to …

1915 – Kelly Well Drilling Products & Services

August 24th, 2007 admin
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Around 1917, the Kelly Well Company was organized by the Kelly brothers: William, Martin, Robert and Thomas. The brothers were now partners.

We have here some fabulous pictures from 1915 of William Kelly with a well digging rig. Seeing how the photos are dated 1915, but the well company wasn’t officially organized until …

Innocent looking Gates Advertisement leads us to Lee Harvey Oswald!

August 17th, 2007 admin
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The ad

When this next piece, a 50’s-60’s advertising mat from Gates, first came to us to document as a Kelly Supply historical document, we’d planned on transcribing the text, maybe trying to use Photoshop to get …

1963 – Kelly Supply receives Gates Rubber Company 25 Year Award

August 13th, 2007 admin
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SALES PROGRESS THROUGH BETTER DISTRIBUTION
In 1963, Kelly Supply was recognized for it’s 25 year relationship with Gates Rubber Company. Martin Kelly, pictured above center, accepted the award from two as-yet-unidentified Gates representatives. We’re hoping to put names to their faces, and if anyone out there has that information, we encourage you …

Kelly Supply Company is now an Authorized Gates Service Center

August 13th, 2007 admin
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With this designation, Kelly Supply Company can provide you with immediate solutions to your application challenges. From custom-made hose assemblies while you wait, to industrial hose products, equipment assistance and application support, Kelly Supply Company is your one-stop-shop for maximizing uptime. “Currently, there are only 28 Service Centers in the United States, and …

New Products from Gates Industrial Hose

August 13th, 2007 admin
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July 30, 2007 –

• Steam Hose Assemblies – Pre-made, 3/4” x 50 foot crimped steam hose assemblies are now available. These assemblies include 205MB and 232MB.

• GC96™ Industrial Hose Crimper, Dies and Accessories – Crimps up to 6” Industrial and Hydraulic hose.

• Heavy-Duty T-Bolt Clamps – Applications include industrial machinery, truck air-intake systems, …

Late 20’s early 30’s Kelvinator Photo + the Story of Kelvinator

August 2nd, 2007 admin
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Although we don’t have an exact date for this photo, we know it was taken in Grand Island, NE, most likely at a county fair booth. One clue as to it’s date is this poster, with a copyright date of 1926:

Here are some thumbnails taken from the above …

1932 Sales Letter from Wm Kelly & Company

August 1st, 2007 admin
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This unique item, an apparently unremarkable letter and envelope from 1932 actually provides a clear picture of where the Kelly Supply Company was back in 1932, and hints at it’s future as an increasingly diverse supplier. The company’s diversity as a supplier becomes obvious when you notice the advertising on the letter head and on the …

1950 Kelly Supply Shipping & Receiving Department

August 1st, 2007 admin
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Notice the use of wood crates for chairs!

Left to right:
Dilbert Leiss
Calvin Ball
Charles Boldt
Henry Freis

If you have any information or stories about the gentlemen pictured in the above photo, please let us know by leaving a comment below. As always, thanks!

photo by Vieregg Studio 114 W Second St Grand Island …