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Finding aid of the Knapp Plow Company Records, (1909-1923) and the Norman E. Knapp Papers, (1946-1977)
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Knapp Plow Company Collection

 

Business Records

box 1, folder 1

List of Retailers ca. 1920

box 1, folder 2

Invoice 1922

box 1, folder 3

Bolt lists for the No. 24 and No. 30 Subsoil Plows 1922

 

Drawings

box 1, folder 4 and 5

Drawings for Advertisements

 

Ephemera

box 1, folder 6

Product Catalogs 1909 and 1912-1913

box 1, folder 7

Newspaper advertisement for the Knapp Tractor Disc Plow ca. 1912

box 1, folder 8

Brochures for plows; one non-proprietary brochure for a plow; tag for a Knapp product ca. 1912

 

Norman E. Knapp Collection

 

Business Records

box 1, folder 10

Bills of material for the 2-Bottom Offset Disc Plow 1947

 

Correspondence

box 1, folder 11

Notes; drafts of outgoing letters; copy of a letter from the Smithsonian Institution 1946-1970

 

Ephemera

box 1, folder 12

Brochures ca.1946

box 1, folder 13

Envelope for the 2-Bottom Offset Plow

box 1, folder 14

Price list for the Knapp Reversible Plow 1947

 

Newspaper Clippings

box 1, folder 15

Three articles about Robert I. Knapp and the Knapp Plow Company; article about the Columbia Hotel (Knapp's Folly) 1966-1977

 

Product Documentation

box 1, folder 16

Instruction manuals for the 2-Bottom Offset Disc Plow and the Stabilizer 1946 and 1948

 

Publications

box 1, folder 17

Issue of The Machinist 1951

 

Blueprints, 2-bottom Offset Plow

box 1, folder 18

Specifications, numbered K407, K409, K411-K412

box 1, folder 19

Specifications, numbered K415, K418, K432

box 1, folder 20

Specifications, numbered K429, K432, K433, K441, K441 and K444, K444, K445, K445 and K428

box 1, folder 21

Specifications, numbered K449, K456, K460, K470-K474, K476, K485, K497, K510, K522

box 1, folder 22

Specifications, numbered K530, K533, K530 and drawings for the kickstand

box 1, folder 23

Assembly diagrams; drawings and blueprints of the formed clamp bolt for the Stabilizer and Stabilizer link

 

Knapp Plow Company Collection

 

Correspondence

box 2, folder 1

One album of photographed letters to the company 1922-1923

 

Photographs

box 2, folder 2

5 photos of gentlemen posing with plow

box 2, folder 3

2 photos of disc plows, 1924; 1 photo of a horse-drawn plow

box 2, folder 4

Studio photos of orchard plow, numbered 7A-14A

box 2, folder 5

Studio photos of orchard plows, unnumbered

box 2, folder 6

Field photos of orchard plows, numbered 15A-19A, 21A-24A, 27A-28A, 30A-31A, 34A-36A; one unnumbered colorized photo

box 2, folder 7

Studio photos of subsoil plows, numbered 38B, 41B, 43B-50B

box 2, folder 8

Studio photos of ditching, gopher and subsoil plows, unnumbered

box 2, folder 9

Field photos of subsoil plows, numbered 54B-57B, 59B-63B, 65B, 67B, 73B

box 2, folder 10

Studio photos of cultivators, numbered 77C-82C, 84C; one unnumbered studio photo of a cultivator and one unnumbered studio photo of a tractor disc plow

box 2, folder 11

Field photos of cultivator, numbered 85C-89C; two unnumbered field photos of the tractor disc plow

box 2, folder 12

Field photos of 3 disc plow and 12 disc plow

box 2, folder 13

Mounted photo of Knapp side-hill plow parts, tractor and plow

box 2, folder 14

7 photos of 3 disc plow with tractor (orchard in winter)

box 2, folder 15

2 photos of 3 disc plow and tractor, 2 of orchard, 1 of ditching plow and tractor, 1 of plow and tractor (winter)

box 2, folder 16

4 photos of subsoil plow, unnumbered, 2 of field

 

Norman E. Knapp Collection

 

Photographs

box 2, folder 17

31 photos of the 2-Bottom Offset Disc Plow; 4 photos of the respective parts ca. 1946

box 3

Duplicates of some of those found in Box 2

 

Original Drawings 1946-1947

box 4, folder 1

2 Bottom Offset Disc Plow parts specifications numbered K405, K407-K418

box 4, folder 2

2 Bottom Offset Disc Plow parts specifications numbered K420-K422, K424-K427, K429-K433

box 4, folder 3

2 Bottom Offset Disc Plow parts specifications numbered K438, K440-K447, K449, K456-458, K460, K462-463

box 4, folder 4

2 Bottom Offset Disc Plow parts specifications numbered K470-K474, K476, K479, K485, K491-K497, K510, K511

box 4, folder 5

2 Bottom Offset Disc Plow parts specifications numbered K515-517, K528, K530-K531, K533-K534, K4423

box 5

Blueprints

Scope and Content Note

From Norman Knapp Co. unless specified
Instruction Manual Lay-out; Combined Dust Mulch Pulverizer and Seed Bed Maker, Knapp Plow Co., 1923; Drawings for the Kickstand
2 Bottom Offset Disc Plow Parts Specifications numbered K405, K408, K410, K413 and 414, K416 and 417, K420, K421, K424-K427, K430-K432, K440, K442 and K443, K446, K447, K457, K458, K462, K463, K491-496, K515-517, K539, 14T378A, 14T82
 

Oversize (found in case 5, drawer 8)

Scope and Content Note

From Norman Knapp Co. unless specified.
 

Original Drawings, Knapp Plow Company

Scope and Content Note

Bills of Material for the No. 24, No. 20, and No. 30 Subsoil Plows, 1922; Drawings of Parts specifications for the 24 Subsoiler, 1922; Drawings of parts specifications for the No. 30 Subsoil Plow, 1922; Drawing of parts specifications for the Cultivator, 1923
 

Original Drawings

Scope and Content Note

Unidentified Drawing; Bending Fixture for “A” Hitch Tie Bar; Welding Fixture Hitch Frame; Hitch Assembly; Boring Fixture for Disc Assembly
2 Bottom Offset Disc Parts Specifications numbered K402, K406, K408, K410, K412, K416, K418, K420-424, K438, K461, K511, K516, K528, K4423
 

Blueprints 1946-1947

Scope and Content Note

2 Bottom Offset Plow Disc Parts specifications numbered K402, K406, K422, K423, K461, K447, K511, K531, K534