Ahrens and Ott Manufacturing Company Records,1888-1908

Descriptive Summary

Title
Ahrens and Ott Manufacturing Company Records,1888-1908
Creator
Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Company
Extent
1 v.
Subjects
Brass industry and trade-- Kentucky-- Louisville.-- History-- Sources.
Industrialists-- Kentucky-- Louisville.-- Archives.
Iron industry and trade-- Kentucky-- Louisville.-- History-- Sources.
Pipe fittings industry-- Kentucky-- Louisville.-- History-- Sources.
Plumbing equipment industry-- Kentucky-- Louisville.-- History-- Sources.
Ahrens and Ott Manufacturing Company.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Ahrens and Ott Manufacturing Company was established in 1865 by Theodore Ahrens, Sr. and Henry Ott. It started as a plumbing and pipe fitting business then turned to the manufacture of wholesale plumbing and steam fitting materials. In 1886, the business reorganized as the Ahrens and Ott Manufacturing Company with Theodore Ahrens, Jr. as treasurer and general manager. A small plant built on 16th and Arbegust was later moved to 6th and Hill Streets (in Louisville). In December, 1899, the company merged with the Dawes and Myler Manufacturing Co., the Standard Manufacturing Co., and six other plants to form the Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Co. with its headquarters in Pittsburgh. Theodore Ahrens, Jr. served as its first president, a post he held for thirty years. Contains Theodore Ahrens' annual reports on the Ahrens and Ott Manufacturing Co. and the Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Co