Finding aid for the Lees-Bradner Company Records

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Lees-Bradner Company
Title: Lees-Bradner Company Records
Dates: 1905-1992
Extent: 1.41 linear feet (2 containers and 1 oversize folder)
Abstract: The Lees-Bradner Company was organized in 1906 as a partnership between Ernest J. Lees and Hosea Townsend Bradner of Cleveland, Ohio. It incorporated in 1909. The company specialized in gear hobbing and thread milling machinery for automobile timing and transmission gears and other applications. Hosea Bradner's sons; John A., George T., and James H. Bradner, ran the company in the post-World War II era. The company was purchased by White Consolidated Industries in 1967 and by 1983 the name Lees-Bradner had been phased out and the Cleveland plant closed. After White Consolidated Industries was itself purchased by Electrolux in 1986, the gear hobbing division was sold and the name Lees-Bradner was reinstated as a machine tool manufacturer. The collection consists of articles of incorporation, minutes, a company history, agreements, stock certificates, financial reports, ledgers, correspondence, administrative reports, memoranda, catalogs, product detail sheets, advertisements, newspaper clippings, and publications.
MS Number MS 4653
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English