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Guide to the Records of The Weiss & Klau Co.
1892-1988 (Bulk 1922-1968)
  MS 687

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Collection processed by Gabrielle Sanchez

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on February 24, 2021
Description is in English.

Container List

Series VI: Sale and Liquidation, 1890-1973

Scope and Contents note

Following the collapse of 462 Broadway, portions of The Weiss & Klau Co. were sold to different companies. This series contains correspondence, notes, legal, and financial documents relating to the purchase of the plastic stock window shade business by Breneman, Inc. in February 1966, the plastic film and tile business by Clopay Corporation in March 1966, and the manufacturing business of Standard Coated Products, Inc. by American Cyanamid Corporation in 1968. It also contains materials relating to the final liquidation of stock and assets of The Weiss & Klau Co. In addition, correspondence, notes, and other materials relating to unsuccessful bids to purchase Weiss & Klau, both before and after the building collapse are found here. In particular, there is a considerable amount of information relating to a possible merger with DeSoto Chemical Coatings. Finally, this series contains Dun & Bradstreet Reports on Weiss & Klau and their competitors.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 8 Dun & Bradstreet Reports
1890-1948
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 9 Offers to Purchase Business--Correspondence
1956-1967
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 10 Offers to Purchase Business--Notes, Annual Reports
1963-1965
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 11 Proposed Purchase of Ru-Son Products
1963
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 1 Corporate Research Materials--DeSoto Chemical Coatings
1957-1966
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 2 Correspondence, Notes--DeSoto Chemical Coatings
1957-1966
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 3 Breneman, Inc.
1966-1973
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 4 Breneman, Clopay, Newell
1966-1967
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 5 Clopay Corporation
1956-1968
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 6 Sale of Assets to Clopay Corporation
1966
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 7 Sale of Industrial Fabrics Division
1966
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 8 Sale of Industrial Fabrics Division
1966
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 9 Sale of Industrial Fabrics Division
1966-1967
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 10 Ameican Cyanamid--Annual Reports, Advertising
1964-1968
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 1 American Cyanamid--Correspondence, Notes
1965-1971
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 2 Sale of Assets to American Cyanamid Company
1968
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 3 Sale to American Cyanamid--Marked Copies of Agreement
1968
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 4 462 Broadway Corp.--Board Minutes, Resolution
1966
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 5 Liquidation of 462 Broadway Corp.
1965-1967
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 6 Liquidation
1967-1968
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 7 Corporate Dissolution
1968
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 1 Liquidation
1968
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 2 Liquidation
1969
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 3 Liquidation
1970-1972
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 4 Notes re: Liquidation
1966-1967
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 5 Outline of Will of David Klau
1957

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