Finding aid for the Rollin H. White and Walter C. White Papers

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: White, Rollin H. and Walter C.
Title: Rollin H. White and Walter C. White Papers
Dates: 1895-1980
Dates: 1900-1931
Extent: 0.20 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: Rollin H. White and Walter C. White were sons of Thomas H. White, founder of the White Sewing Machine Company of Cleveland, Ohio. Rollin and Walter White, along with their brother Windsor, were involved with the early design and manufacture of automobiles. In 1899, Rollin H. White developed a steam boiler useful for powering automobiles, and in 1900 the White Steamer automobile was introduced. In 1906 the White Company, a firm separate from their father's White Sewing Machine Company, was formed by the brothers to manufacture automobiles and other vehicles. It later became the White Motor Company. The collection consists of correspondence, engineering notes, test data, newspaper clippings, a patent, a memoriam booklet, obituaries, blueprints, and reports.
MS Number MS 4734
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English