Collection inventory

Finding Aids

W. B. Harden Scrapbook

An inventory of the item at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 25 Sep 2015

Revision history:

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Harden, W. B.
Title: W. B. Harden Scrapbook
Dates: circa 1921-1922
Quantity: 0.5 linear ft.
Abstract: Scrapbook relating to two companies that manufactured presses for the textile and garment industry, Hoffman Machinery Company and Syracuse Triplex Presser Company, both located in Syracuse, New York.
Language: Most in English, one or two items in Spanish
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Hoffman Machinery was a company in Syracuse, New York, a manufacturer of "Sanitary Steam Knit Goods Presses" for the textile industry. W. B. Harden was their advertising manager. [American Wool and Cotton Reporter, Nov. 10, 1921, p. 104.] The Syracuse Triplex Presser Company produced garment presses and as of 1922 was "a comparatively new company." [Textile World, September 16, 1922, p. 37] Harden's connection with this company is unknown.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The W. B. Harden Scrapbook consists of a large album containing advertising literature and correspondence pertaining to the Hoffman Machinery Company and the Syracuse Triplex Presser Company. Both companies manufactured garment presses and/or fabric presses for the textile and garment industry. A substantial amount of additional material is laid in.

Arrangement of the Collection

Original order.


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Subject Headings


Harden, W. B.

Corporate Bodies

Hoffman Machinery Company.
Syracuse Triplex Presser Company.


Business enterprises -- Syracuse (N.Y.)
Sales promotion -- United States.
Textile industry -- United States.
Textile machinery industry -- Marketing -- United States.


Syracuse (N.Y.) -- History.

Genres and Forms


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

W. B. Harden Scrapbook,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2015.

Table of Contents



Oversize 1 Scrapbook circa 1921-1922