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Collection TitleCL 10 Elmira Nobles Manufacturing Co./ Gillet & Co.CreatorBooth Library
Processed BySue Rogan
Date Completed:April 2009
Terms:Business; Business communication; Elmira (N.Y.); Manufactures
Historical:Elmira Nobles Manufacturing Company-The Elmira Nobles Manufacturing Company was founded in 1874 and located at 601 Baldwin Street.  The company manufactured augers, axes, drill bits and other carpentry tools.  From 1874 until 1877, the company was run by a series of businessmen until it was bought out by Treasurer Solomon L. Gillet and his partner Robert T. Turner.  The two changed the name to Gillet & Co.  The company went out of business in 1886.
Scope:The Elmira Nobles Manufacturing Company/ Gillet & Co. Collection contains receipts from vendors, 1876-1885; bank deposit receipts, 1865-1868; personal receipts for various individuals, 1865-1942; and business correspondence with C.E. Jennings & Co. including requisitions and letters of payment, 1877-1885.
Extent3 linear feet
Date Span1865-1942
AbstractThis collection contains administrative documents from the Elmira Nobles Manufacturing Co. and its successor Gillet & Co.

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(7) product orders and paymet slips from Dunham, Carrigan & Company, hardware, August 1876-September 1880. Documents012201
(2) Invoices and (1) receipt from Durland & Barton, tea merchants, 1879-1880.Documents012301
Invoice from Elmira Advertiser Association, August 1879; order form for 1882 Elmira City Directory.Documents012401
(27) Invoices & receipts from Elmira Iron and Steel Rolling Mill Company to Gillet & Company, April 1877-July 1884.Documents012501
(11) invoices from Elmira Oil Company to Gillet & Company, March 1879-October 1882.Invoices012601
(2) Bills from The Elmira Water Works Company to Gillet & Company, 1882.Bills012701
(2) Business letters from Ely & Williams, iron and steel merchants, to Gillet & Company, May 1879 and December 1883.Letters012801
(4) shipping invoices for Gillet & Company from: Erie Railway Company, November 1877; Northern Central Railway, November 1877. Invoices012901
(3) payment slips from Russell V. Erwin Manufacturing Company to Gillet & Company, October 1876-June 1877.Documents013001
(4) invoices from Farrington & Everard, fire brick works, to Gillet & Company, May 1877-October 1878.Invoices013101
(3) Invoices from J.B. Farrington, fire brick works, to Gillett & Co., June 1882-August 1883.Invoices013102
(3) Invoices from A.S. Fitch, bookstore, to Gillet & Company, October 1881-May 1882.Invoices013201
Invoice from Fitch & Aldrich, doors, blinds and woodwork, to Gillet & Company, September 1883; payment slip, July 1885.Documents013301
(2) product orders from Flagler, Forsyth & Pierson Manufacturing Co. to Gillet & Co., October-November 1885.Letter013401
(2) Order forms for the Holmes Carpet Whip, 1883.Form013501
(3) Invoices from Lewis W. Gillett, maker of Holmes Carpet Whip, February 1882-May 1883.Invoices013502
(4) Memorandum from Lewis W. Gillett, ca. 1880s. Memorandum013503
(4) flyers advertising new products from Lewis W. Gillett, including an iron pad and hat holder.Flyers013504
(3) invoices and (2) product orders from Goodrich & Hendrick, hardware merchants, for Gillett & Company, 1879-1882.Documents013601
(2) Invoices from W.H. Gregg & Company, druggists, to Gillet & Company, May and June 1877.Invoices013701
(70) Invoices for Gillet & Company, August 1877-December 1883, from the following hardware dealers: Gridley & Underhill; G.A. Gridley & Son.Invoices013801
(2) Invoices from Harris, Brother & Company, hardware, for Gillet & Company, March 1876 & February 1882.Invoices013901
(2) Invoices from Jacob B. Hoffman, coal dealer, to Gillet & Company, November 1879 and April 1880.Invoices014001
(8) Invoices and (1) business letter from L.A. Humphrey, shoe store, for Gillet & Co., 1876-1882.Documents014101
(8) Invoices from W. Jessop & Sons, steel manufacturers, to Gillet & Company, August 1876-March 1883.Invoices020101
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