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Clarage Fan Company (Kalamazoo, Mich.)

 Organization

Clarage Fan Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan, manufacturers of commercial air systems. The company was purchased by Twin City Fan Companies, Ltd. in 1997.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

C. John Vander Weele Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3068
Overview This collection is composed of negatives and photographs of all sizes. The subjects of these photographs are largely employees of The Clarage Fan Company. The collection also includes some artifacts related to the production process of fans.
Dates: 1922-1961

Clarage Company Basketball Team, Standing Up, undated (members unidentified)

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 81
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Photos of locations and events around Kalamazoo, Michigan, taken by Carl F. Tifft and dating from 1938-1942. Tifft took photos for and was part of the Clarage Fan Company basketball team. Tifft took photos of the Kalamazoo Lumber Fire which occurred in 1938, a parade put on by the circus in downtown Kalamazoo (undated), the Comstock Tornado in August 1939, Milham Park, the view of downtown Kalamazoo from inside the Hanselman Building, and...
Dates: Dated photos range 1938-1942; One pamphlet dates 1931; Some photos are not dated

Clarage Company Basketball Team, undated (members unidentified)

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 80
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Photos of locations and events around Kalamazoo, Michigan, taken by Carl F. Tifft and dating from 1938-1942. Tifft took photos for and was part of the Clarage Fan Company basketball team. Tifft took photos of the Kalamazoo Lumber Fire which occurred in 1938, a parade put on by the circus in downtown Kalamazoo (undated), the Comstock Tornado in August 1939, Milham Park, the view of downtown Kalamazoo from inside the Hanselman Building, and...
Dates: Dated photos range 1938-1942; One pamphlet dates 1931; Some photos are not dated

Clarage Fan Company building

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 23
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The items contained within this collection date from the era of Charles Clarage’s son, Harry Clarage. During the time of Harry Clarage, the company experienced an expansion in scope, and a subsequent need for facility expansion. In 1957, Clarage Fan Company upgraded from their previous plant of 200,000 sq. ft. to one of 340,000 sq. ft. From there, the company continued to thrive, was seen as a lucrative opportunity to outside investors, and was purchased by Twin City Fan Companies Ltd. in 1997....
Dates: 1922-1961

Clarage Fan Company Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3901
Overview The collection is composed of a series of company newsletters titled the Clarage Air Line, and publications date from 1948 into the late-1960s.
Dates: 1948-1960

Clarage Fan picnic, July 21, 1939

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The items contained within this collection date from the era of Charles Clarage’s son, Harry Clarage. During the time of Harry Clarage, the company experienced an expansion in scope, and a subsequent need for facility expansion. In 1957, Clarage Fan Company upgraded from their previous plant of 200,000 sq. ft. to one of 340,000 sq. ft. From there, the company continued to thrive, was seen as a lucrative opportunity to outside investors, and was purchased by Twin City Fan Companies Ltd. in 1997....
Dates: July 21, 1939

Linda Macleod Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3397
Scope and Contents Photos of locations and events around Kalamazoo, Michigan, taken by Carl F. Tifft and dating from 1938-1942. Tifft took photos for and was part of the Clarage Fan Company basketball team. Tifft took photos of the Kalamazoo Lumber Fire which occurred in 1938, a parade put on by the circus in downtown Kalamazoo (undated), the Comstock Tornado in August 1939, Milham Park, the view of downtown Kalamazoo from inside the Hanselman Building, and...
Dates: Dated photos range 1938-1942; One pamphlet dates 1931; Some photos are not dated

Photograph of Clarage workers, entitled “Your guess”

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 19
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The items contained within this collection date from the era of Charles Clarage’s son, Harry Clarage. During the time of Harry Clarage, the company experienced an expansion in scope, and a subsequent need for facility expansion. In 1957, Clarage Fan Company upgraded from their previous plant of 200,000 sq. ft. to one of 340,000 sq. ft. From there, the company continued to thrive, was seen as a lucrative opportunity to outside investors, and was purchased by Twin City Fan Companies Ltd. in 1997....
Dates: 1922-1961