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1 History Of E.R. Wagner Mfg. Co.
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After E.R. Wagner paid $11,000 “for the purchase of the Baby Carriage Hardware Department” of The American Bicycle Co. on Dec. 28, 1899, the new E.R. Wagner Mfg. Co. begins business in January of 1900. ac DRIVEN TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS

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In 1912, the Wagner Folding Go-Cart was advertised as the “most comfortable and complete of Go-Carts”. Pictured here is the top of the line model which sold for $11.50, though you could buy a Go-Cart for as little as $4.00. ac DRIVEN TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS

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In 1918, E.R. Wagner advertising was quite different than today. “We furnish free of charge” was promised and a good assortment of newspaper electrotypes for local newspaper advertising. ac DRIVEN TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS

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In 1924 the company purchased the assets of Milwaukee Shock Absorber Co. and started making friction type shock absorbers for Model T Fords. They were tested by driving back and forth over the railroad ties west of the plant. ac DRIVEN TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS

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In 1931, E.R. Wagner purchased the National Clinch Hinge Co. and made history. The company began manufacturing hinges in all sizes for everything from jewelry boxes to airplanes. The line includes continuous hinges, and today E.R. Wagner is the largest automotive hinge manufacturer in the U.S. ac DRIVEN TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS

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In 1933, E.R. Wagner started manufacturing and selling the hand operated carpet sweepers. ac DRIVEN TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS

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In 1943 the company devoted itself to subcontracting work, manufacturing wheels for conveyors used to unload airplanes, hardware for army cots and a variety of hinges for everything from munition boxes to tanks. The wheel pictured here would later be used on roller skates and skateboards as well as conveyors. ac DRIVEN TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS

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In 1957, this display pushed the profit benefits of selling Wagner carpet sweepers. By this time the company had been manufacturing this product for approximately a quarter century. ac DRIVEN TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS

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In 1959, E.R. Wagner promotes the New Swirlaway cleaner with Easy Glamur liquid. The manual said, “So Easy To Store. Just Apply, Let Dry!”. The swirlaway not only cleans, it Germ Proofs! ac DRIVEN TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS

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In 1960 the Casters and Wheels Division was founded in Hustisford, WI. The purchase of Gleason Manufacturing Co. was the starting point. (More to follow later in presentation) ac DRIVEN TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS

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In the 1970’s numerous new products were introduced such as: portable clothes dryers, food kits (cheese, yogurt, sausage) ac DRIVEN TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS

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In 1973, the Tubular Products Division was founded at the Milwaukee location as an effective alternative to more expensive machined parts or fabricated tubing. ac DRIVEN TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS

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In 2003, Haydock & Superba Casters located in Niles, IL, a leader in the Furniture Caster Industry, was purchased. (More to follow later in presentation) ac DRIVEN TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS

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In 2004, Stocker Hinge Co. located in Brookfield, IL. a leading manufacturer of continuous hinge was purchased. ac DRIVEN TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS

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The Casters & Wheels Business Unit is a leader in the manufacture of casters, wheels and accessories. Our products meet industry standards established by the Institute of Casters & Wheels Manufacturers, and are NSF certified. ac DRIVEN TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS

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Casters & Wheels Industrial Casters ac DRIVEN TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS

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Casters & Wheels Commercial Casters ac DRIVEN TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS

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Casters & Wheels Food Service & Health Care Casters ac DRIVEN TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS

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Casters & Wheels Specialty Casters ac DRIVEN TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS

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Haydock Furniture Casters ac DRIVEN TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS

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