Finding aid for the Ajax Manufacturing Company Records


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Ajax Manufacturing Company
Title: Ajax Manufacturing Company Records
Dates: 1897-1990
Extent: 0.40 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: The Ajax Manufacturing Company was founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1875 by John Rollin Blakeslee (1843-1906). Ajax manufactured forging equipment and cold drawing equipment for the cold-heading industry. Ajax forging machines were used in the railroad, agricultural, and automotive industries. In 1925, Ajax moved to Euclid, Ohio. The company was family-owned and operated until 1987 when it was sold to the Crawford Group. In 1996, Ajax was again sold, this time to Park-Ohio Industries. The collection consists of advertisements, agreements, biographies, bulletins, catalogs, correspondence, histories, lists, manuals, photographs, purchase orders, reprints, and a term paper.
MS Number MS 5187
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English and Spanish