Fry: Martin K. Fry Business Records, 1920-1960

Call Number:  MG-679

2 box     32 folders     .75 cubic ft.

Repository: (Lancaster, PA)

Shelving Location:  Archives

Description:  This collection contains records from the printing business of Martin K. Fry in Rothsville, Pennsylvania. Many of the invoices reflect the orders for supplies needed to operate his business. There are printing orders from businesses in Lancaster County and examples of printing jobs for businesses in Lancaster, Berks and Schuylkill Counties.

Creator:  Fry, Martin K.

Conditions for Access:  The contents of Box 2 are restricted at this time due to their fragile condition.

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

Language:  English

Source of Acquisition:  Transferred from The Heritage Center of Lancaster County, Spring 2012.

Administrative History:  Organized and finding aid prepared by JP, June 2012.


Box 1

Folder 1 Blank invoices of Martin K. Fry, job printer, Rothsville. No date.

Folders 2-19 contain invoices for supplies purchased by Martin K. Fry for his printing business.

Folder 2  Andrews Paper House of York, Inc., York, PA, for Whippet bond, handmade offset, paper bond, Bristol, news chipboard. 1959.

Folder 3  Brandtjen & Kluge Inc, Saint Paul, Minnesota. 1959.

Folder 4  Capitol Printing Ink Co., Inc, Washington, D.C., for ink. 1959.

Folder 5  Ensinger Printing Service, Adamstown, PA, for forms, application forms, envelopes, paper. 1959.

Folder 6  Foster Type & Equipment Company, Philadelphia, PA, for paper, wetter numbering machine. 1959.

Folder 7  Garrett-Buchanan Company, Lancaster, PA, for paper, posted board, offset. 1959.

Folder 8  Harrington Roller Company, Inc., Baltimore, MD, for forms, rubber roller wash. 1959.

Folder 9  Harry E. Gochnauer, East Petersburg, PA, for a press motor. 1959.

Folder 10  Heidelberg Eastern, Inc, Long Island, MD, for a press. 1959.

Folder 11  Jacob R. Ensinger, Ephrata, PA, for cards, forms, booklet, reports. 1959-1960.

Folder 12  John T. Lawler, Paper, Wyomissing, PA, for envelopes. 1959.

Folder 13  Keener Manufacturing Co., Lancaster, PA. 1959.

Folder 14  Lancaster Composition Company, Lancaster, PA. 1959.

Folder 15  Lancaster Photo-Engraving Co., Lancaster, PA, for prints. 1959.

Folder 16  Paper Distributers of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA, for cards, paper, padding. 1958-1959.

Folder 17  Porte Publishing Company, Salt Lake City, Utah, for catalog. 1960.

Folder 18  Richard E. Huss Printing Inks, Lancaster, PA, for ink, food wrapper. 1959.

Folder 19  The Record Printing Co., Lititz, PA, for casting. 1959.


Folder 20  Order from Fulton National Bank, Lancaster for deposit slips. 29 October 1936.

Folder 21  Billheads, order forms, programs printed by Fry: “Pagoda” Hosiery, Reading Textiles, Reading; Earl M. Weaver, upholstering, West Reading; Miller & From, florist, Reading; Lower Heidelberg School; Bernville Fire Company; O’Brien’s, movers, Reading. No date.

Folder 22  Cards: Daily Time Report; Certificate of Award – Berks County Field Day; holiday greetings from Martin K. Fry. No date.

Folder 23  Envelopes: Samuel Perrotto; H. E. Griesemer, DDS, Reading; J. H. Schultz Pharmacy, Tremont; Rand McNally represented by F. W. Balthaser, Reading; The Penn Wheelmen Masonic Temple, Reading; Royer’s Real Bread, Denver, PA; Tamaqua Fruit Co., Tamaqua; Smith Meat Market, Mohnton; O’Brien’s Delivery Service, Reading; Irene, Inc., Reading. No date.

Folder 24  Request for sample from Paul R. Rohrbach, Kutztown. 16 December 1937.

Folder 25  Day Book. June 1932-December 1938.

Folder 26  Cash Book. August 1925-April 1935.

Folder 27  Ledger. February 1920-August 1925.

Folder 28  Ledger. January 1936-March 1936.

Folder 29  Ledger. August 1946-May 1950.

Folder 30  Ledger. May 1950-June 1956.

Folder 31  Order for requisition books from the Bond Foundry and Machine Company, Manheim, with examples of pages.1955-1956.

Folder 32  Orders from Raymond W. Sauder, Lititz, to imprint egg boxes and for egg crate labels. 1956.


Box 2

Restricted access due to fragile documents.