Astoria Iron Works Records

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Astoria Iron Works Records

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  • 1893-1927 (Creation)

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3 boxes
(1.1 cubic feet)
12 bound oversize ledgers

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(1880-1930)

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Astoria Iron Works was a canning machinery company started in 1881 in Astoria, Oregon by John Fox. In 1906, he was joined in the venture by Nelson Troyer, formerly associated with the American Can Company at Astoria and Portland, Oregon. In 1913 the company opened a large factory in Seattle and became the Seattle-Astoria Iron Works. In 1928 the name changed to the Troyer-Fox Manufacturing Company and the company was bought by the Continental Can Company, Inc. In 1932, Troyer-Fox Manufacturing Company and the Continental Can Company, Inc. of Washington were both dissolved and their assets taken over by the Continental Can Company, Inc. of New York.

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Includes correspondence and financial records related to the operations of Astoria Iron Works.

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