Joseph Wittig Co., Inc., 1863 – 1990

Title: Joseph Wittig Co., Inc., 1863 – 1990
Call Number: Mss-1638
Bulk: 1.4 cu. ft.

Historical Note:
Joseph Wittig started his plumbing business in 1865 and originally named it J. and F. Wittig Company.  Four generations ran the business from 1865 to 1990.  The business went through numerous, minor name changes until it finally became the Joseph Witting Company, Incorporated.  The firm operated offices in Milwaukee and West Bend.

Abstract:
The collection consists of business correspondence, meetings minutes, newspaper clippings, and plumbing catalogs.

Administrative Note:
The collection was processed on July 10, 1991 by Patrick J. Jung.  The finding aid was retyped on September 27, 2011 by Jenny Stevenson.

See Also:
Photograph collection, M-72b

Contents

Box Number

Folder Number

Correspondence, business documents, land deeds, 1890, 1892, 1896, 1977 – 1979, 1980 1984 1 1
100th Anniversary material, 1964 – 1965 1 2
Company histories, 1926, 1975, 1979 1 3
Advertisements and articles, 1952 – 1971 1 4
Newspapers, 1952 – 1971 1 5
Corporate stock certificates, 1945 – 1986 1 6
Record of building permits and extensions, 1888 – 1935 1 7
Business and financial transactions, 1883 – 1884 1 8
Minutes for Board of Directors and Stockholder’s Meetings and related documents, 1911 – 1964 1 Loose in box
Minutes for Board of Directors and Stockholder’s Meetings, 1954 – 1977 1 Loose in box
Minutes for Board of Directors and Stockholder’s Meetings, 1977 – 1990 1 Loose in box
Wolf Plumbing Goods Co., Bath Catalog, 1906 2 Loose in box
Clow and Sons Plumbing Co., catalog, 1908 2 Loose in box
United States Sanitary Mfg. Co., catalog, 1909 2 Loose in box
John. C. Kupferle Foundry Co., catalog, 1928 2 Loose in box
Kohler of Kohler Co., catalog, 1928 2 Loose in box
Kohler of Kohler Co., catalog, 1936 2 Loose in box
Kohler of Kohler Co., catalog, 1948 2 Loose in box
Mueller Brass Goods, catalog, 1918 Loose on shelf
Standard Plumbing Goods, catalog, 1920 Loose on shelf

Oversize Items

Location

Certificate of membership in National Association of Master Plumbers, Dec. 19, 1896 OS SM “W”


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