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Name Keuffel & Esser Co.
Details A manufacturer of drafting, surveying, architectural and engineering tools (including the slide rule, a device that they introduced to America) that established itself in Hoboken in 1875. While founded in New York City in 1867 and where it maintained a "Parent Office", by 1880 it began to build what became a complex of buildings for general offices and factories in Hoboken on the north side of Third Street running from Clinton to Adams Streets including the one with a four-sided clock tower in 1907. Company is often referred to as "K&E".

They issued circa 45 editions of their catalog which are the major resource for identifying their production. Many items are marked as "Keuffel & Esser, N.Y." or "K&E, N.Y." They were actually made or assembled in Hoboken. Some products also have the Hoboken name and/or address on them plus on some printed labels and in catalogs, the artist's bird's-eye view of the Hoboken buildings which was captioned "General Office and Factories in Hoboken, N.J."

Not all items were made in Hoboken; some products or parts were imported from Britain, Switzerland and Germany et al (and were marked with the country of origin), but Hoboken served as the point for packaging and distribution. The range of catalogue products was extensive, but they also produced a large number of items that did not appear in their catalogues, such as scientific apparatus, machine tools, government and military orders, etc. It should be noted that dating items and serial numbers related to the their lines is problematic. The company is no longer in business, although its trademarks are owned by another corporation.

The company left Hoboken circa 1967-68 for a new center of operations in Morristown, New Jersey. The building with the clock tower was converted to residential housing in the 1970's, one of the earliest examples of the adaptive re-use of industrial buildings for living. The apartment house is now commonly called The Clock Tower Building.

The information provided below is as published by the source. It should be noted that there are variances in dates relating to Keuffel and Esser.
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From National Museum of American History, Behring Center, 2008.

William J. D. Keuffel (1838–1908) and Herman Esser (1845–1908), both recent immigrants from Germany, began in business in New York in 1867, selling drawing materials and drafting supplies. K&E, as the firm was soon known, began offering surveying instruments in 1876, built a three-story factory in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1880. and was incorporated in 1889.

K&E introduced a new line of surveying instruments in the early 1890s, describing them as "a thorough departure from all the styles of similar instruments previously made," and noting that many of their improvements were "the product of the genius of our Mr. John Paoli." John Paoli was an Italian who lived in Hoboken, and who obtained several patents for such things as the twisted standards of a transit, the compass box, the leveling screws, and a telescope with stadia wires and cross hairs.

K&E obtained control of Young & Sons in 1918, and made it the Y&S department of their firm. K&E ceased production around 1969. [Not correct]


Information on collection at New Jersey Historical Society as of June 2008. http://www.jerseyhistory.org/findingaiddirnb.php?dir=EAD/faid2000&aid=mg1639#a1

Guide to the Keuffel & Esser Company Papers
1800-1990s
MG 1639

The New Jersey Historical Society
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Processed by Nikki Taheri.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. July 2006. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.Finding aid written in English.

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Descriptive Summary
Creator: Keuffel & Esser Co.
Title: Keuffel & Esser Company Papers
Dates 1862-2004
Abstract: The collection consists mostly of materials pertaining to the Hoboken, NJ based company Keuffel & Esser, manufacturers of drafting and surveying equipment.
Quantity: 10 linear feet (5 manuscript boxes and approx. 50 rolls)
Collection Number: MG 1639

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Historical Note:
Wilhelm Johann Diedrich Keuffel and Herman Esser were partners in the firm of Keuffel & Esser which was founded in July 1867 at 79 Nassau St. Manhattan. They were two German immigrants,who were importers and jobbers of drawing materials and mathematical and surveying instruments. Keuffel (1838-1908), born in Walbeck, Germany and was employed in the hardware business in Germany and Birmingham, England, prior to his immigration to Hoboken, NJ, in 1866. The next year he joined with Herman Esser (1845-1908) who was originally from Wuppertal-Elbertfeld. In 1875, the firm was incorporated as Keuffel & Esser Company (also known as K & E) and moved from Manhattan to Third and Grand Street in Hoboken, New Jersey. Wilhelm J. D. Keuffel died in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1908. Herman Esser retired from Keuffel & Esser Co. in 1902. He was back in Bad Godesberg am Rheim, Germany in April of 1902 and died there in April 1908. The company continued to prosper under new leadership.

In the coming decades, Keuffel & Esser began to expand, opening showrooms, offices and new factories in New York, New Jersey, Chicago, St. Louis, San Francisco, Detroit, and Montreal. They first manufactured surveying instruments in 1885 and introduced an innovative new line of surveying equipment in the 1890s. The company's first product was hard rubber curves and triangles. Later products included drafting paper, surveying instruments, and drafting aids such as slide rules. Keuffel & Esser held patents for a wide range of slide rule features, including improved cursor indicators, functions and scales, and the adjustable body mechanism. The company was so successful that in 1965 it went public on NASDAQ. However, in the coming years, rapid changes in technology including the development of calculators, CAD systems and laser surveying systems, had a detrimental effect on Keuffel & Esser, which shrank drastically after 1972. In 1982 Keuffel & Esser filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and eventually was bought out by several companies including Azon Corporation. Currently, Azon Corporation owns the Keuffel & Esser name and trademarks.

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Scope and Content Note
The collection contains records of the Keuffel & Esser Company including correspondence, reports, minutes, ledgers, equipment drawings, architectural drawings and plans, corporate records, proposals and lease agreements and contracts pertaining to both their domestic and international business.

**Special note:** This collection in only partially processed. There are hundreds of architectural and equipment drawings that have not been processed or incorporated into this finding aid. They are stored in both 5th floor storage and at the offsite facility. Patron access of these drawings is currently very limited. These drawings will be incorporated into the rest of the collection at a later time.
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Access Points
The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.

Subject Names:
Busch, A.E.
Esser, Herman.
Grogan, Edward T.
Keuffel, Wilhelm J. D.
Nye, Thomas R.
Schermerhorn, H. F.
Volpe, George S.
Wood, Sam Jr.

Subject Organizations:
Keuffel & Esser Co.

Subject Topics:
Drawing instruments.
Mechanical drawing.
Slide-rule.
Surveying instrument industry.
Surveying--Instruments.

Subject Places:
Belgium.
Chicago (Ill.)
Hoboken (N.J.)
Japan
Newark (N.J.)
Ontario.
Puerto Rico.
Washington (State)

Document Types:
Architectural drawings.
Contracts.
Letters (Correspondence)
Manuals.
Minutes.
Plans (Drawings)
Stock certificates.
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Related Material
See also: Four Keuffel & Esser Catalogs, 6th floor books, Call numbers 681.2 K42-K516 (6th floor stacks)

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Administrative Information
Preferred Citation
This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1639, Keuffel & Esser Co. Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information
Donated by Susan I. Sherwood, 2004.

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Series Descriptions and Container List

Series 1: Corporate Records

Scope and Content:

This series contaings items pertaining to the corporate activities of Keuffel & Esser from many of their offices including those in Seattle, Washington, Puerto Rico, Canada, including meeting minutes, stock certificate books, insurance records and lease agreements.

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Company correspondence, mostly pertaining to the property on the West Ohio Street lot in Chicago 1911-1945
1 2 Minutes of meeting of the board of directors of Keufel & Esser companies in USA 1960-1969
1 3 Minutes of meeting of the board of directors of Keufel & Esser companies in USA 1970-1989
1 4 Corporate records of H.Dell Foster Co., subsidiary of Keufel & Esser 1970-1979
1 5 Corporate records Limited of Keufel & Esser in Ontario, Canada 1960-1964
1 6 Corporate records Limited of Keufel & Esser in Ontario, Canada 1965-1969
1 7 Corporate records Limited of Keufel & Esser in Ontario, Canada 1970-1979
1 8 Corporate records Limited of Keufel & Esser in Ontario, Canada 1980-1989
1 9 Corporate records of Keufel & Esser Company of Washington Inc. (Seattle, Washington) 1955-1961

Box Folder Title Date
2 1 Laser Systems & Electronic, Inc. of Tullahoma, TN minutes of directors meetings--Affiliate of Keuffel & Esser 1974-1979
2 2 Incorporation records of Keuffel & Esser in Puerto Rico 1968-1985
2 3 Incorporation records of Keuffel & Esser in NJ and Delaware 1968-1985
2 4 Keuffel & Esser of Wisconsin stock certificate books (2) ca. 1950s
2 5 Contracts 1980s
2 6 Clerk's handwritten notes 1985-1886

Box Folder Title Date
3 1 Invoices 1960s-1990s
3 2 Keuffel & Esser real estate in Hoboken n.d.
3 3 Correspondence regarding insurance 1970s
3 4 Rokuoh Keuffel & Esser (Japanese Joint Venture) 1980s
3 5 Lease agreements (mostly pertaining to Belgium) 1970s-1980s
3 6 Keuffel & Esser Chicago branch documents
3 7 Equipment lease agreements 1967-1975
3 8 Equipment lease agreements 1976
3 9 Equipment lease agreements 1977-1984

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Series 2: Product/Work/Plan/Architecural Records

Scope and Content:

This series contains materials pertaining to the products produced by or related to Keuffel & Esser including information about products offered, architectural building plans, equipment information and manuals.

Box Folder Title Date
4 1 Product quotations 1970s
4 2 Paperwork NIP Height Gauge--T Machine 1970s
4 3 Taconic Plot Plans 1970s
4 4 Hazardous Product Listing and Product Safety Information 1950s-1970s
4 5 Production record book 1962-1982
4 6 Production record book 1983-2002

Box Folder Title Date
5 1 Installation and Maintenance instructions 1983-2002
5 2 Equipment Information 1983-2002
5 3 Product catalog Leroy Products group 1983-2002
5 4 Operators Instruction Manual--Blade Coater 1983-2002
5 5 Building Guidelines (Belgium) 1973-1975
5 6 Building Plans (mostly Belgium) n.d.
5 7 Equipment drawings 1973-1975

Number of Archive records 178
Number of Object records 258
Number of Library records 38
Number of Photo records 28

Associated Records

Image of Tape measure case made with a Maxwell House Coffee can lid; Keuffel & Esser 50' Ready Reading linen tape. Created ca. 1917-1930. - Measure, Tape

Tape measure case made with a Maxwell House Coffee can lid; Keuffel & Esser 50' Ready Reading linen tape. Created ca. 1917-1930. - Measure, Tape

Tape measure case made with a Maxwell House Coffee can lid; Keuffel & Esser 50 foot Ready Reading linen tape. Created circa 1917-1930. It is not believed to have been a product produced for distribution and appears to be a home-made effort. This item apparently preceded the time when Keuffel & Esser and Maxwell House Coffee both had simultaneous operations in Hoboken (years 1939-1968), so there is little likelihood that the item was a collaboration or commission by or for either company. It is held in the collection for its Keuffel & Esser manufactured part of the object. An embossed metal Maxwell House Coffee can slip lid, 4-1/8" diameter x 1/2" high, with gold paint residue, is solder

Image of Tape measure: Liliput. 25 foot. Keuffel & Esser Co., New York. N.d., ca. 1915-1920. - Measure, Tape

Tape measure: Liliput. 25 foot. Keuffel & Esser Co., New York. N.d., ca. 1915-1920. - Measure, Tape

Tape measure: Liliput. 25 foot. Keuffel & Esser Co., New York. No date, circa 1915-1920. Bent dark brown leather case with raised lettering; 1/4" steel tape (blackened) in 12ths of feet (16ths of inches). Case 2-1/4" diameter x 1/2" thick; folding crank handle; length stamped on closed crank: "25". Back stamped in reel well: "Pat. Applied For". Model number 7270T (number does not appear on object; as listed in 36th edition catalog, 1921.) Tape marked: Excelsior. A pocket tape measure made by K&E whose main office and factory were in Hoboken.

Image of Tape measure: Liliput. 50 foot. Keuffel & Esser Co., New York. N.d., ca. 1915-1920. - Measure, Tape

Tape measure: Liliput. 50 foot. Keuffel & Esser Co., New York. N.d., ca. 1915-1920. - Measure, Tape

Tape measure: Liliput. 50 foot. Keuffel & Esser Co., New York. No date, circa 1915-1920. Bent dark brown leather case with raised lettering; 1/4" steel tape (blackened) in 12ths of feet (inches in 16ths.) Case 2-3/4" diameter x 1/2" thick; folding crank handle; length stamped on crank face (closed): "50"; stamped on crank (open with handle): "Pat. Applied For". Back crank well has patent dates: 1886, 1902. Model number 7272T (number does not appear on object; as listed in 36th edition catalog, 1921.) Tape marked: K&E Trade Mark. A pocket tape measure made by K&E whose main office and factory were in Hoboken.

Image of Hand level, model 5704, 6-1/4" inch; made by Keuffel & Esser Co., N.Y. & Hoboken, N.J. N.d., ca. 1959-1962.  - Level, Surveyor's

Hand level, model 5704, 6-1/4" inch; made by Keuffel & Esser Co., N.Y. & Hoboken, N.J. N.d., ca. 1959-1962. - Level, Surveyor's

Hand level, model 5704, 6-1/4" inch; made by Keuffel & Esser Co., N.Y. and Hoboken, N.J. No date, circa 1959-1962. Black painted brass square tube with glass bubble, 61/2" length x 11/16" square + height of bubble case. With: leather belt pouch blind-stamped with K&E logo on flap; original packaging (paper cover cardboard with printed paper label on end of tray; product brochure (Right Angles with Pocket Instruments; copyright 1959 - PDF on file.) Marked on top "Keuffel & Esser Co. N.Y. 5702 Pat. 1,682,034" on tube behind bubble. On pages [6-8] of the brochure is illustrated text on the features and use of this level which had a right angle feature. K & E main offices and fact

Image of Tallying Machine, model N7854, sold by Keuffel & Esser Co., New York. N.d., ca. 1895-1905. - Counter, Tally

Tallying Machine, model N7854, sold by Keuffel & Esser Co., New York. N.d., ca. 1895-1905. - Counter, Tally

Tallying Machine, model N7854, sold by Keuffel & Esser Co., New York. No date, circa 1895-1905. Nickel plated metal, 2" diameter x overall 3/4" thick; glass window for viewing three digit tally. Inscribed on front with company name "Keuffel & Esser Co. N.Y." and "Germany." Name of item and model number not found on object. With: original two-piece box (stapled corners) with printed paper label on lid; printed paper insert (2-1/2" square) with depiction of how to hold machine in use with text in English where it is called a "Tallying Register." Incomplete available reference does not allow for specific dating of this item. It is not shown in an 1892 catalog and ones by 1903 do not

Image of Basic Optics and Optical Instruments. - Book

Basic Optics and Optical Instruments. - Book

Basic Optics and Optical Instruments. Prepared by Bureau of Naval Personnel. NY: Dover, [1969]. Reprint of 1966 United States Navy Training Publications Center "Opticalman 3 & 2", Navy Training Course NAVPERS 10205. pp. 480, illustrated. Although naval equipment, it show some items similar or identical to ones manufactured by Keufel & Esser Company of Hoboken such as compasses, sextants, azimuth rings, etc.

Image of Catalogue of Keuffel & Esser Co., New York; 35th edition. Circa 1915-1920. - Catalog

Catalogue of Keuffel & Esser Co., New York; 35th edition. Circa 1915-1920. - Catalog

Catalogue of Keuffel & Esser Co., New York; General Office & Factories - Hoboken, N.J. 35th Edition. [January 1915.] 8vo decorated cloth, semi-limp boards, pp. vii, [6], 566, illustrated. Laid in at back: price list (23 pp.) for 35th edition, revised to April 1, 1920. Also present: product sheet "The Pantograph." a single leaf with instructions for the model 1149 pantograph; separately catalogued as archives 2008.012.0054.01. Note that "New Items. Added since the publication of this Catalogue (35th Edition)" appears as 4 of the 6 pages following page viii. "The Pantograph" is a single leaf printed both sides with folds as it was typically enclosed in product box. "A Description of the

Image of Catalogue of Keuffel & Esser Co., New York; 40th edition. 1944. - Catalog

Catalogue of Keuffel & Esser Co., New York; 40th edition. 1944. - Catalog

Catalogue of Keuffel & Esser Co., New York; General Offices & Factories - Hoboken, N.J. 40th Edition. [October 1944.] 8vo cloth boards, pp. vi, 379, illustrated. Laid in at back: price list for 40th edition, December 1, 1944. Noted on page iii is that the "39th Edition of our Catalog published last year [1943], was intended merely as an interim wartime catalog. It is was limited to the K & E lines of drafting and reproduction materials and equipment and slide rules... 40th Edition...comprises the entire K & E line without omissions."

Image of Catalog of Keuffel & Esser Co., New York; 41st edition, in two parts. Oct.-Dec., 1949. - Catalog

Catalog of Keuffel & Esser Co., New York; 41st edition, in two parts. Oct.-Dec., 1949. - Catalog

K&E 41st Edition Catalog. [Hoboken] In two volumes: Part 1 & Part 2. Issued by the Keuffel & Esser Co., General Office and Factories, Hoboken, N.J., copyright 1949. 8vo softcover; part 1, pp. 1-254 + two-page index; part 2, pp. [v], 256-413 + five page index. Unpriced (price lists typically issued separately are not present.) Part I, issued October 1949, covers: Drafting, Reproduction Equipment and Materials, Slide Rules. It includes illustrations of many products. Generally, illustrations are in black-and-white in the typical, traditional style of these catalogues. Part 2, issued December 1949, covers: Surveying Equipment, Field Books, Measuring Tapes. As with Part 1 it includes illus

Image of Draughtsman's Alphabets. A Series of Plain & Ornamental Alphabets... K&E. - Book

Draughtsman's Alphabets. A Series of Plain & Ornamental Alphabets... K&E. - Book

Draughtsman's Alphabets. A Series of Plain and Ornamental Alphabets Designed especially for Engineers, Architects, Draughtsmen, Engravers, Painters etc. By Hermann Esser. Published by Keuffel and Esser, Co., New York, (no date, ca. 1907-1915.) Fourteenth Edition. Entered...in the year 1877... Oblong 4to hardcover (7" high x 10-3/4".) Green cloth, gilt titled and center vignette decoration on front board; red top edge. Title plate followed by 31 numbered plates, 1 advertisement. PDF on file. As the 14th edition of an 1877 copyright edition/ Date is derived from an ad on the leaf following plate 31: "General Office and Factories, Hoboken, N.J." This description was first used in 1907

Image of Catalogue of Keuffel & Esser Co., New York; 38th edition. 1936. - Catalog

Catalogue of Keuffel & Esser Co., New York; 38th edition. 1936. - Catalog

Catalogue of Keuffel & Esser Co., New York; General Office & Factories - Hoboken, N.J. 38th Edition. 1936. 8vo cloth boards, pp. viii, 581, illustrated. Laid in at front: price list for K&E slide rules, May 15, 1939. Attached to front pastedown is a sample card of a "Selection of K&E Drawing and Tracing Papers." Catalog is not priced as is stated in notice preceding pg [i]. Pocket at rear for published price list which is not present. Only pricing available is the slide rule list recorded above. The paper sample with 12 feelers is imprinted B.L. Makepeace, Inc. of Boston, Mass., selling agents for K&E Drawing Material and Surveying Instruments. Sample card is numbered "Copy No

Image of Catalog: Graphic Design Products. Keuffel & Esser Co., no place (Morristown, N.J.). Copyright 1972 . - Catalog

Catalog: Graphic Design Products. Keuffel & Esser Co., no place (Morristown, N.J.). Copyright 1972 . - Catalog

Catalog: Graphic Design Products. Keuffel & Esser Co., no place (Morristown, N.J.) Copyright 1972. Booklet, 8-1/2" wide x 11" high, three-hole punched, 40 pp. including covers, illustrated. Catalog is not priced. Front cover has printed store (Morristown, N.J.) label. While this catalog represents products no longer made in Hoboken (K&E left Hoboken in 1967), it is useful to identify products that were made here in the 1960s and for those products with a post-1962 product number (from 1956-1962 the company changed from a 4 digit to 6 digit product number.) Page [2] lists 11other numbered catalogues for specialty categories. This catalogue's title is not listed nor is there a catalog nu

Image of Catalog of Keuffel & Esser Co., New York; 42nd edition. 1954. [Full-line catalog.] - Catalog

Catalog of Keuffel & Esser Co., New York; 42nd edition. 1954. [Full-line catalog.] - Catalog

K&E 42nd Edition Catalog. [Hoboken.] Issued by the Keuffel & Esser Co., General Office and Factories, Hoboken, N.J., copyright 1954. 8vo hardcover, pp. 475, unpriced. Inserted, 53 page booklet: Price List Applying to the 42nd Edition Catalog, February 1, 1954. This is the full line catalogue including illustrations of most products. Generally, illustrations are in black-and-white in the typical, traditional style of these catalogues. Also issued in softcover in two parts.

Image of Catalog of Keuffel & Esser Co., New York; 42nd edition, Part I. 1954-1960. - Catalog

Catalog of Keuffel & Esser Co., New York; 42nd edition, Part I. 1954-1960. - Catalog

K&E 42nd Edition Catalog. [Hoboken.] Part I [of 2.] Issued by the Keuffel & Esser Co., General Office and Factories, Hoboken, N.J., copyright 1954. 8vo softcover, pp. 300, unpriced. Inserted, single printed sheet folded to 6 pages: Leroy Lettering and Symbols. Price List. October 7, 1960. This Part I catalog (see library 2009.006.0041 for a hardcover copy of the full line catalog) covers: Drafting, Reproduction Equipment and Materials, Slide Rules. It includes illustrations of many products. Generally, illustrations are in black-and-white in the typical, traditional style of these catalogues. It is probable that this printing of the catalog was nearer 1960 than 1954. Pages 219-231 are f

Image of Catalogue of Keuffel & Esser Co., New York; 37th edition. 1928; Dec. 1934 price list. - Catalog

Catalogue of Keuffel & Esser Co., New York; 37th edition. 1928; Dec. 1934 price list. - Catalog

Catalogue of Keuffel & Esser Co., New York; General Office & Factories - Hoboken, N.J. 37th Edition. Issued January 1928. 8vo cloth boards, pp. ix, 548, illustrated. Attached to front pastedown is a sample card of a "Selection of K&E Drawing and Tracing Papers." In pocket at rear: "Price-List Applying to General Catalogue 37th Edition, December 1, 1934." See condition notes. Page iii is the typical bird's-eye view of the Hoboken general office and factories. Photo views of the parent and branch offices follow. Catalog is not priced as is stated in notice preceding pg [i]. The paper sample card has 14 feelers. The "Price-List" is 110 pages (including covers) and can be considered as

Image of Catalogue of Keuffel & Esser Co., N.Y. & Hoboken; 39th Edition; Interim Edition War Catalog. Issued Aug. 1943. - Catalog

Catalogue of Keuffel & Esser Co., N.Y. & Hoboken; 39th Edition; Interim Edition War Catalog. Issued Aug. 1943. - Catalog

Catalogue of Keuffel & Esser Co., New York; General Office & Factories - Hoboken, N.J. 39th Edition; Interim Edition War Catalog. Issued August 1943. 8vo paper embossed boards, pp. vi, 221, illustrated. Laid-in pocket at rear: booklet, 5" x 8", 42 pp., "Price-List Applying to General Catalogue 39th Edition, August 15, 1943." See condition notes. Page ii is the typical bird's-eye view of the Hoboken general office and factories. No other views were published in this edition. Catalog is not priced as is stated in notice preceding pg [i]. A truncated edition of their general catalog, about half the number of pages as was typical of them. Front cover states the contents of this catalog:

Image of Catalogue of Keuffel & Esser Co., New York; 38th edition. 1936. - Catalog

Catalogue of Keuffel & Esser Co., New York; 38th edition. 1936. - Catalog

Catalogue of Keuffel & Esser Co., New York; General Office & Factories - Hoboken, N.J. 38th Edition. February 1936; this copy issued January 1939. Copy serial number 62016. Original dust wrapper. 8vo decorated cloth boards, pp. viii, 581, illustrated. Attached to front pastedown is a sample card of a "Selection of K&E Drawing and Tracing Papers" with attached cards for K&E records, original & duplicate. In pocket at rear is the sixty page price list of June 1, 1937 for the 38th edition. With: K&E Leroy Lettering Sets. A sixteen page illustrated catalog, date stamped by recipient, Jan. 14, 1939. This item is separately catalogued as archives 2009.006.0170.01. It is priced. An excellent c

Image of Catalogue of Keuffel & Esser Co., N.Y. & Hoboken; 39th Edition; Interim Edition War Catalog. Issued Aug. 1943. - Catalog

Catalogue of Keuffel & Esser Co., N.Y. & Hoboken; 39th Edition; Interim Edition War Catalog. Issued Aug. 1943. - Catalog

Catalogue of Keuffel & Esser Co., New York; General Office & Factories - Hoboken, N.J. 39th Edition; Interim Edition War Catalog. Issued August 1943. 8vo paper embossed boards, pp. vi, 221, illustrated. With: original printed dustwrapper. Laid in pocket at rear: "Price-List Applying to General Catalogue 39th Edition, August 15, 1943." A forty-two page booklet separately catalogued as library 2009.006.0173.01 but stored in the pocket of this item. Page ii is the typical bird's-eye view of the Hoboken general office and factories. No other views were published in this edition. Catalog is not priced as is stated in notice preceding pg [i]. A truncated edition of their general catalog, abou

Image of Catalogue of Keuffel & Esser Co.; 39th Edition; Interim Edition War Catalog. Price list, Aug. 15, 1943. - Catalog

Catalogue of Keuffel & Esser Co.; 39th Edition; Interim Edition War Catalog. Price list, Aug. 15, 1943. - Catalog

Price-List Applying to General Catalogue 39th Edition, August 15, 1943. Enclosed in library 2009.006.0173, Catalogue of Keuffel & Esser Co., New York; General Office & Factories - Hoboken, N.J. 39th Edition; Interim Edition War Catalog. Issued August 1943. Booklet, 5" x 8" high, pp. [iv], 38. PDF on file. Tiffs media archive. Booklet is stored in the pocket of the catalog. The price list is notable in that it includes items not listed in the catalog (such as surveying equipment) and notes that some items are discontinued "for the duration." Because of government restrictions on paper and other materials during World War II, the catalog was shortened from previous ones; similar re

Image of K&E Slide Rules. DECI-LON: An Instruction Manual. - Book

K&E Slide Rules. DECI-LON: An Instruction Manual. - Book

K&E Slide Rules. DECI-LON: An Instruction Manual. Published by Keuffel & Esser Co., New York & Hoboken, [copyright 1962]. First edition, third printing. 8vo hardcover, blue-green cloth. pp. x, 185. Index. The DECI-LON (a trademark name that the company used capitalized) engineering - science slide rule depicted and explained was model 68 1100. "Third printing" is stated on page 186. K&E had their main office and factories in Hoboken when this item was issued.