Finding aid for the Ervin George Bailey Papers

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Bailey, Ervin George
Title: Ervin George Bailey Papers
Dates: 1918-1974
Extent: 0.40 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: Ervin George Bailey was an industrialist and manufacturer. He founded the Bailey Meter Company, a major manufacturer of industrial meters and controls, in 1916. The company was moved from Boston, Massachusetts to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1919. In 1926, Bailey Meter Company was purchased by The Babcock and Wilcox Company, although it continued production under its own name. Ervin Bailey remained with Babcock and Wilcox, serving as president of the Fuller LeHigh Company division 1926-1936, as chairman of Bailey Meter Company 1944-1956, and as a vice president of Babcock and Wilcox 1931-1951. Bailey was awarded 141 United States patents for his inventions in the fields of fluid and combustion control. He was a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; a member of the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers; the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers; and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, England. He was also the author of many articles on metering, controls, fuels and combustion, and engineering education. The collection consists of biographical sketches, diaries, notebooks, historical sketches, speeches, and writings.
MS Number MS 4743
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English