1939 Mullen Nebraska – Kelly Supply as Contractor for NE Water Services

September 24th, 2007 admin
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These pictures taken in 1939 show some pretty heavy excavation in Mullen, NE. They appear to depicte a large scale dirt work project providing either storm water runoff detention cells, or possibly sanitary sewer lagoons. Although we can’t say for certain what the project was, Kelly Supply was a major contractor for …

TOTO’s New H.E.T. Toilets – High Efficiency Toilets: 1.28gpf

September 11th, 2007 admin
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From TOTO USA, Inc. –

EPA’s WaterSense Program
• The EPA has officially started their independent program to promote water savings through HIGH PERFORMING fixtures and appliances.
• For toilets, they have established a relatively high performance standard for toilets flushing 1.28gpf or less:
– Un-cased Media (soy paste)
– A flush volume of 350grams …

1935 – Wm. Kelly Patent #2,011,448

September 11th, 2007 admin
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This is the second set of documents we found at the U.S. Patent office, the first being for patent # 1,488,753, both of which were originally mentioned by us in this article: 1915 – Kelly Well Drilling Products & Services.

These refer to a method of well construction. While the majority of the reading is jargon to us, …

1924 – Wm. Kelly Patent #1,488,753

September 11th, 2007 admin
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As mentioned in this earlier post about the Kelly Well Company – 1915: Kelly Well Drilling Products & Services – William Kelly held the patents for concrete well casings technology that was used all over the U.S. until PVC casings took over in the 1970s.

A little digging at the U.S. Patent Office has turned up copies of the documents …

1905 – Horse Drawn Carriage on Job Site, and a mystery solved!

September 5th, 2007 admin
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Dated at 1905, this is the oldest Kelly Supply historical photos we’ve found so far. From a distance, it seems fairly unremarkable. Click on the above picture to see a much larger version, but even then it may not seem like much other than being a nice old photo. But as always, …

newsletter stuff

September 1st, 2007 marketing
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Goodwill Charity Shoot Picture

September 1st, 2007 marketing
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