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Identifier: P0627

Title: Banner Iron Works Collection

Description: Banner Iron Works was established in St. Louis in 1901 as a foundry and fabricator of cast iron and steel for the construction business. The company later produced items for automobiles and general industrial applications. Banner Iron's cast iron lampposts are found throughout St. Louis. The company closed in 1986. The Banner Iron Works Collection contains about 50 photographs of the company's products (mostly lampposts installed at their sites), production graphics of products for a catalog, blueprints and drawings of items and sites, four glass negatives of a building under construction, and brochures and articles related to Banner Iron Works. The product drawings for catalogs include vent register covers, decorative grills, manhole covers, I-beams, and railings. Subjects include: automobiles; gas stations; filling stations; light posts; lampposts; street light; German American Bank building; Sterling Supply and Service Company automobile repair store; early traffic stoplights; The Automobile Gasoline Company on Grand Avenue; Bevo Mill; horse and wagons; Bell Aircraft Corporation - airplane parts and propeller airplanes; Sunset Hills Golf Club; (more).

Rights: UND


Dates: ca. 1905 - ca. 1925

Type(s): Collection

Maker/Creator: V. Janisch Studio (St. Louis)



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