Manuscript Group 1157, Backus Water Motor Company, Newark, NJ, Letter Book, May 1899
Archives Documents, Manuscripts, Maps, & Photographs
1157. BACKUS WATER MOTOR COMPANY, Newark, N.J.
Copy Letter Book, May 15 – May 31, 1899. 1 vol.
Copies of letters sent by the Backus Water Motor Company of
Newark to its customers and prospective customers. Founded
By Rodman and Oscar J. Backus in the early 1870s, this firm
manufactured water motors that were used with industrial
equipment such as sewing machines, telephone generators, and
Gift of Fernand Chassagne, 1981.