Lull Carriage Company Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection amounts to .05 cubic feet and is composed of one booklet, titled "The Four Wheeler ‘Kalamazoo Kind’" published by the Lull Carriage Company of Kalamazoo, Michigan in July, 1918. The booklet contains stories, anecdotes, information and advertisements from the company. Almost all of the pieces in this booklet relate to World War I and deal with for example, substituting beans for meat, rationing wheat, women and war and stories about those who have enlisted. This booklet is volume 10, number 6 and seems very typical of many promotional publications various companies would produce.
- July 1918
- Lull Carriage Company (Organization)
Biographical / Historical
The Lull Carriage Company traces its beginnings to 1883 when L.C. Lull formed a company in Kalamazoo to manufacture agricultural implements. Eight years later he was joined by Tabor Skinner and in 1893, now known as the Lull and Skinner Company, produced a line of horse-drawn vehicles along with farm equipment. In 1902 the company was incorporated as the Lull Carriage Company and continued to make vehicles at the original plant at South Pitcher and Grace (now Gibson). The company stopped making buggies, sleights and wagons in 1920 and the factory was sold to the Dort Motor Car Company of Flint.
.05 Cubic Feet (1 folder inside a multi-item full-size Hollinger Box)
Language of Materials
The booklet measures 9 ½”x5 ½” and has a total of 16 pages. The booklet is in fairly good shape although the staples which are holding it together are rusting and the central page is coming out. There is some spotting on pages 8 and 9 and some yellowing of the pages.
- Lull Carriage Company Finding Aid
- Lynn Houghton
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Part of the Western Michigan University Archives & Regional History Collections Repository
Charles C. and Lynn L. Zhang Legacy Collections Center
1650 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5307 US