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Archibald Wheel Company Records

Archibald Wheel Company Records

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ARCHIBALD WHEEL COMPANY RECORDS, 1867-1908





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:Archibald Wheel Company
Title:Archibald Wheel Company Records
Dates:1867/1908
Quantity:0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:The Archibald Wheel Company Records contain both business and personal documents relating to the Archibald Wheel Company and Edward A. Archibald.
Collection Number:MSS 657

Series List


SERIES I. Archibald Wheel Company Records
SERIES II. Edward A. Archibald Papers

Scope and Content Note

The Archibald Wheel Company Records contain both business and personal documents relating to the Archibald Wheel Company and Edward A. Archibald. The documents include receipts, correspondence, account books, and opinion articles relating to the church where Edward A. Archibald served as deacon.


Historical/Biographical Sketches

The Archibald Wheel Company was a wheel manufactory active between 1867 and 1910, founded and co-owned by Edward A. Archibald of Methuen, Massachusetts. Developed in the late 1860s, the Archibald Wheel Company provided spoked wheels for wagons. The Archibald Wheel Company quickly gained favor in the industry after 1869 with their patent for the machine that created iron-hubbed wheels, serving clientele across the United States from 1870 until the 1910s.


Edward A. Archibald was born on February 9, 1838, in Nova Scotia, Canada, and immigrated to Boston on April 15, 1852. Shortly after moving to Boston, Archibald married Addie E. (born in 1837 in New Brunswick, Canada) on December 24, 1857. The couple moved to Methuen, Massachusetts, and had 8 children. Besides running the Archibald Wheel Company, Archibald served multiple positions within his community, including as a trustee for the Essex Mechanics Association (1874), and as a deacon for the North Essex Congregational Church from approximately 1866 until his death in 1910.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Archibald, Edward A., 1838-1910
Brown, D. Arthur (David Arthur), 1839-1903
Last name, First name, Birth-Death dates
Archibald Wheel Company
Carriage and wagon making
Immigrant business enterprises
Wheelwrights
Essex County (Mass.)--History
Lawrence (Mass.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

Archibald Wheel Company Records, MSS 657, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was purchased in 1995 (acc #1995.022a).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Rachel Sherman, June 2017.


Related Material


Archibald, E.A. "United States Patent: 98331A - Improvement in machines for the manufacture of spoked wheels", December 28, 1869."


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