- Sep 2023
Modern Filing Systems<br /> Wagemaker Furniture Company, Ltd. 1904 furniture catalog
- Mar 2023
Watts, Charles J. The Cost of Production. Muskegon, MI: The Shaw-Walker Company, 1902. http://archive.org/details/costproduction01wattgoog.
Short book on managing manufacturing costs. Not too much of an advertisement for Shaw-Walker manufactured goods (files, file management, filing cabinets, etc.). Only 64 pages are the primary content and the balance (about half) are advertisements.
Given the publication date of 1902, this would have preceded the publication of System Magazine which began in 1903. This may have then been a prototype version of an early business magazine, but with a single author, no real editorial, and only one article.
Presumably it may also have served the marketing interests of Shaw-Walker as a marketing piece as well.
Tangentially, I'm a bit intrigued by the "Mr. Morse" mentioned on page 109 who is being touted as an in-house consultant for Shaw-Walker.... Is this the same Frank Morse who broke off to form the Browne-Morse Co.? (very likely)
see: see also: https://hypothes.is/a/Sp8s4sprEe24jitvkjkxzA for a snippet on Frank Morse.
- management theory
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- System The Magazine of Business
Muskegon Heritage Museum of Business and Industry · rsdoSptneoiy4 720fhi2tg41m80ga8Ju2542l, 71510glu065h1t196m9t · Shared with PublicBrowne-Morse CompanyIn 1907, former Shaw Walker executive Frank Morse partnered with retired plumbing dealer Richard Browne to start a new office equipment manufacturing company. They began in a small factory on Barney Street in Muskegon Heights. Browne-Morse quickly expanded over the next couple of years, relocating to the former Grand Rapids Desk Co building on Broadway. They would remain there for the next 70 years. The image shows the factory as it looked in 1911.
Attached image of the factory has a sign across two sides of the building that repeats the words: "Quality Cabinets Browne-Morse Company"
Frank Morse, a former Shaw-Walker executive, partnered with retired plumbing dealer Richard Browne in 1907 to form the Browne-Morse Company which would manufacture office equipment.
- Grand Rapids Desk Co.
- Frank Morse
- Browne-Morse Co.
- Muskegon Michigan
- Richard Browne
- office furniture
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Gunn Desks and filing cabinets
Example advertisement of a wooden office desk with pigeonholes and a small card index box on the desktop as well as a drawer pull with a typewriter sitting on it.
A fascinating combination of office furniture types in 1906!
The Adjustable Table Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan manufactured a combination table for both telephones and index cards. It was designed as an accessory to be stood next to one's desk to accommodate a telephone at the beginning of the telephone era and also served as storage for one's card index.
Given the broad business-based use of the card index at the time and the newness of the telephone, this piece of furniture likely was not designed as an early proto-rolodex, though it certainly could have been (and very well may have likely been) used as such in practice.
I totally want one of these as a side table for my couch/reading chair for both storing index cards and as a temporary writing surface while reading!
This could also be an early precursor to Twitter!
Folks have certainly mentioned other incarnations: - annotations in books (person to self), - postcards (person to person), - the telegraph (person to person and possibly to others by personal communication or newspaper distribution)
but this is the first version of short note user interface for both creation, storage, and distribution by means of electrical transmission (via telephone) with a bigger network (still person to person, but with potential for easy/cheap distribution to more than a single person)
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Notice the 1 1/4" x 3" cards, 2 1/4 x 4" cards in addition to the 3 x 5" and 4 x 6".
The Metal Sectional Furniture Company9 Willow Drive,Benton Harbor,Michigan
The Metal Sectional Furniture Company was manufacturing steel filing cabinets in 1906 in Benton Harbor Michigan.
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- 4 x 6" index cards
- 1 1/4 x 3" index cards
- evolution of technology
- office furniture
- desktop applications
- Gunn Furniture Co.
- 2 1/4 x 4" index cards
- zettelkasten boxes
- index cards
- Monroe Michigan
- card index filing cabinets
- Weis Manufacturing Co.
- intellectual history
- Adjustable Table Company
- user interface
- card index for business
- Metal Sectional Furniture Company
- 3 x 5" index cards
- Grand Rapids Michigan
- Benton Harbor Michigan
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Anderson-Carpenter, K., & Neal, Z. (2020). Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Impacts in Michigan, USA. 10.31234/osf.io/st2rp
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Knittel, C. R., & Ozaltun, B. (2020). What Does and Does Not Correlate with COVID-19 Death Rates (Working Paper No. 27391; Working Paper Series). National Bureau of Economic Research. https://doi.org/10.3386/w27391
- linear regression
- health care
- African American
- health economics
- public transport
88 People Got Sick With The Coronavirus From One Bar Reopening In Michigan. (n.d.). BuzzFeed News. Retrieved July 2, 2020, from https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/amberjamieson/coronavirus-bar-michigan
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- new normal
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- face mask
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Commentary: At Lansing Community College in Michigan, OER has been transformative. The college's librarian describes what it will take to make OER work long-term.
Regina Gong outlines the OER program at Lansing Community College.
- Mar 2018
This report summarizes the primary motivations of libraries that invest in open access initiatives.
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