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Warren, Edward K., 1847-1919

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Dates

  • Existence: 1847-1919

Edward Kirk Warren, b. 7 Apr 1847 in Ludlow, Vt., died 16 Jan 1919 in Evanston, Ill., burial date 19 Jan 1919 in Three Oaks, Michigan. He was an American industrialist and inventor who developed featherbone, a popular alternative to whalebone in corsetry. The Warren Family Papers are housed at Michigan State University.

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

Cash Book, 1882-1891

 Item — Box: 6, Object: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Edward K. Warren was born in Vermont in 1847 and moved to Three Oaks in Berrien County, Michigan in 1858 with his parents. In 1883, Edward established the Warren Featherbone Company after recognizing a market for improved corset materials. After securing a patent, Edward began producing "featherbone," an alternative to pricey and frail whalebone. Featherbone was made from pointer feathers discarded by regional feather duster factories. Warren opened his first featherbone factory in Three Oaks....
Dates: 1882-1891

E.K. Warren Daybook, June 1878 - May 1879

 Item — Box: 7, Object: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Edward K. Warren was born in Vermont in 1847 and moved to Three Oaks in Berrien County, Michigan in 1858 with his parents. In 1883, Edward established the Warren Featherbone Company after recognizing a market for improved corset materials. After securing a patent, Edward began producing "featherbone," an alternative to pricey and frail whalebone. Featherbone was made from pointer feathers discarded by regional feather duster factories. Warren opened his first featherbone factory in Three Oaks....
Dates: June 1878 - May 1879

E.K. Warren Daybook, May - November 1879

 Item — Box: 7, Object: 2
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Edward K. Warren was born in Vermont in 1847 and moved to Three Oaks in Berrien County, Michigan in 1858 with his parents. In 1883, Edward established the Warren Featherbone Company after recognizing a market for improved corset materials. After securing a patent, Edward began producing "featherbone," an alternative to pricey and frail whalebone. Featherbone was made from pointer feathers discarded by regional feather duster factories. Warren opened his first featherbone factory in Three Oaks....
Dates: May - November 1879

E.K. Warren Journal B, 1882-1883

 Item — Box: 8, Object: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Edward K. Warren was born in Vermont in 1847 and moved to Three Oaks in Berrien County, Michigan in 1858 with his parents. In 1883, Edward established the Warren Featherbone Company after recognizing a market for improved corset materials. After securing a patent, Edward began producing "featherbone," an alternative to pricey and frail whalebone. Featherbone was made from pointer feathers discarded by regional feather duster factories. Warren opened his first featherbone factory in Three Oaks....
Dates: 1882-1883

E.K. Warren Journal B, 1889-1890

 Item — Box: 9, Object: 5
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Edward K. Warren was born in Vermont in 1847 and moved to Three Oaks in Berrien County, Michigan in 1858 with his parents. In 1883, Edward established the Warren Featherbone Company after recognizing a market for improved corset materials. After securing a patent, Edward began producing "featherbone," an alternative to pricey and frail whalebone. Featherbone was made from pointer feathers discarded by regional feather duster factories. Warren opened his first featherbone factory in Three Oaks....
Dates: 1889-1890

E.K. Warren Journal C, 1883-1885

 Item — Box: 8, Object: 2
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Edward K. Warren was born in Vermont in 1847 and moved to Three Oaks in Berrien County, Michigan in 1858 with his parents. In 1883, Edward established the Warren Featherbone Company after recognizing a market for improved corset materials. After securing a patent, Edward began producing "featherbone," an alternative to pricey and frail whalebone. Featherbone was made from pointer feathers discarded by regional feather duster factories. Warren opened his first featherbone factory in Three Oaks....
Dates: 1883-1885

E.K. Warren Journal C, 1891-1899

 Item — Box: 9, Object: 7
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Edward K. Warren was born in Vermont in 1847 and moved to Three Oaks in Berrien County, Michigan in 1858 with his parents. In 1883, Edward established the Warren Featherbone Company after recognizing a market for improved corset materials. After securing a patent, Edward began producing "featherbone," an alternative to pricey and frail whalebone. Featherbone was made from pointer feathers discarded by regional feather duster factories. Warren opened his first featherbone factory in Three Oaks....
Dates: 1891-1899

E.K. Warren Journal E, 1886-1887

 Item — Box: 8, Object: 3
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Edward K. Warren was born in Vermont in 1847 and moved to Three Oaks in Berrien County, Michigan in 1858 with his parents. In 1883, Edward established the Warren Featherbone Company after recognizing a market for improved corset materials. After securing a patent, Edward began producing "featherbone," an alternative to pricey and frail whalebone. Featherbone was made from pointer feathers discarded by regional feather duster factories. Warren opened his first featherbone factory in Three Oaks....
Dates: 1886-1887

E.K. Warren Journal F, 1887-1888

 Item — Box: 8, Object: 4
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Edward K. Warren was born in Vermont in 1847 and moved to Three Oaks in Berrien County, Michigan in 1858 with his parents. In 1883, Edward established the Warren Featherbone Company after recognizing a market for improved corset materials. After securing a patent, Edward began producing "featherbone," an alternative to pricey and frail whalebone. Featherbone was made from pointer feathers discarded by regional feather duster factories. Warren opened his first featherbone factory in Three Oaks....
Dates: 1887-1888

E.K. Warren Ledger, 1889 - 1990

 Item — Box: 9, Object: 6
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Edward K. Warren was born in Vermont in 1847 and moved to Three Oaks in Berrien County, Michigan in 1858 with his parents. In 1883, Edward established the Warren Featherbone Company after recognizing a market for improved corset materials. After securing a patent, Edward began producing "featherbone," an alternative to pricey and frail whalebone. Featherbone was made from pointer feathers discarded by regional feather duster factories. Warren opened his first featherbone factory in Three Oaks....
Dates: 1889 - 1990