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Title Buel Machine Company records
Dates c. 1900-1950's
Author Buel Machine Company
Extent 2 folders
Collection number BUS-16
Admin/Biographical History The Buel Machine Company, operated by James Buel, was in the machine shop business and was manufacturing tannery equipment by 1850 in Woburn, MA. Around the turn of the century the company produced Buel Steamers in competition with Henry Ford. J. Fredrick Buel (1900-1987) became involved with the company in 1920, later taking over its operation from his father. The firm produced freight elevators, many that were in excellent operating order for over fifty years. The company was located just off Woburn Center on Buel Place. Mr. Buel retired in 1966 and the company continued to operate in Woburn until 1979 as evidenced by its listing in the Woburn City Directory for that year.
Scope & Content Photographs, printed material and correspondence related to the Buel Machine Company owned and operated by the Buel family of Woburn.
Cite as Buel Machine Company Records,
Woburn Public Library, Dr. Thomas J. Glennon Archives, Woburn, MA 01801.
Indexes Online Finding Aid
Subjects Automobile industry
Automobiles
Correspondence
Elevators
Machine shops
Photographs
Local Subjects
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