Finding aid for the Adolph Wunderlich Papers

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Wunderlich, Adolph
Title: Adolph Wunderlich Papers
Dates: 1855-1967
Dates: 1891-1942
Extent: 1.00 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: Adolph Wunderlich (ca. 1869-1942) was an inventor, engineer, and businessman who was born in Buffalo, New York, and moved to Cleveland, Ohio, as a child. He held patents for inventions and improvements on electric arc lamps, hoisting and lowering mechanisms, suspension devices for electric arc lamps, winches, lubricating devices, and caulking devices. He lived in England from 1898-1912 where he installed London's first street lights and headed his own electrical firm. He founded the Western Reserve Manufacturing Works in Cleveland in 1914. The collection consists of advertisements, agreements, apprenticeship records, catalogs, certificates, correspondence, extracts, financial documents, instructions, legal documents, memoranda, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, patents, a scorecard, and a will.
MS Number MS 5208
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English, German, French and Swiss