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Henderson-Ames Company (Kalamazoo, Mich.)



The Henderson-Ames Company origins go as far back as 1866. In 1866, Frank Henderson (10/8/1841-1/3/1899) and his partner, Charles Brown operated a saddle and luggage business. In 1873, Henderson added regalia and uniforms to his company’s products. In 1893, Henderson merged his company with Ames Sword Company forming what became The Henderson-Ames Company. In 1895, Henderson built one of Kalamazoo’s well-known landmarks, Henderson Castle. The company produced military uniforms during World War I and continued into the 1920s. The company hit hard by the Great Depression, merged with the Lilley Company of Columbus, Ohio and all operations moved from Kalamazoo to Columbus.

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Henderson-Ames Company Collection

Identifier: RH-A-3541
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of design templates, catalogues, and correspondence from the Henderson-Ames Company located in Kalamazoo Michigan, which was in business from 1893 to 1993.

Dates: 1890-1911

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  • Subject: Military uniforms -- Catalogs X