Woodstream Corporation (Lititz, Pa.) Records

Call Number:  MG-417

1 box     3 folders     .10 cubic ft.

Repository:  LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 10

Description:  This collection contains decals and catalogs for Woodstream Corporation in Lititz, Pennsylvania.

Creator:  Woodstream Corporation.

Conditions for Access:  No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions:  Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language:  English

Source of Acquisition:  Folders 1 and 2: gift of Ellen Endslow, 5 February 2007. Folder 3: gift of Mrs. June R. Bomberger, 31 January 2009.

Related Materials:  Photograph Collection

Administrative/Biographical History: J. M. Mast Manufacturing Company was organized in Lititz in 1901 to manufacture animal traps, patent fishing floats and vegetable graters. In 1905 the Mast Company was merged with the Animal Trap Company of Abingdon, Illinois; the new company was said to be "the largest concern of its kind in the world." (http://www.horseshoe.cc/pennadutch/places/pennsylvania/lancasterco/towns/lititz/lititz.htm, accessed 16 July 2009)

The name was changed to Woodstream Corporation in 1966 and is headquartered in Lititz. Woodstream Corporation manufactures and markets pest control, and wildlife caring and control products for the United States, Canada, and European markets. The company offers rodent control products, caring control products for pets and wildlife, pest control products for the lawn and garden, and wild bird feeder segments. It also offers mouse traps, cage traps, toxic insecticides and fungicides, and bird feeders, as well as dog and small animal cages. It distributes its products through retail locations in the United States and internationally. (http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=96531, accessed 16 July 2009)

 

 

Folder 1  Ellen Endslow's notes of conversations with Leroy Wentzel, Pulp Foreman, 16 January 1990; Carolyn Black, store manager, 1990; and Pete Askins, 14 February 1990. Gift of Ellen Endslow, 5 February 2007.

  

Folder 2  Decals and Catalogs. Gift of Ellen Endslow, 5 February 2007.

Insert 1  Decals for tackle boxes. Models: Mark III, 4800, Mark IV and Mark 33.

Insert 2  Catalog for Victor decoys and hunting accessories. No date.

Insert 3  Catalog for Victor Woodstream decoys and hunting accessories. No date.

Insert 4  Catalog for Victor hunting equipment. 1971.

Insert 5  Catalog for winter sports equipment. [1972].

Insert 6  Catalog for winter sports equipment. Catalog no. WS-73. 1973-1974.

Insert 7  Catalog for decoys and hunting accessories. 1975.

 

Folder 3  1940 Annual Report for the Animal Trap Company of America. Gift of Mrs. June R. Bomberger, 31 January 2009.

 


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